In the famous patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung that has been raging for seven years, Apple finally won. But now Samsung is demanding a retrial and rejects the US$539 million verdict.
Patent Infringement Case
In a comment on Reddit, user u/heyyoudvd sums it up:
Allow me to be the first to say “Fuck Samsung”. Seriously, screw them. They are such a weaselly, dishonest company. And if you‘d like to know why I’m using such harsh language, I’ll refer you to this post of mine from when the court case was decided a few weeks ago:
In case anyone is confused about this ordeal, this isn’t a new lawsuit, but rather, a continuation of the same lawsuit that began in 2011. Samsung just keeps challenging it and delaying, which caused it to go on for 7 years.
Originally Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in the 2012 verdict.
Then Samsung managed to bring it down to $930 million.
Then they brought it down to $548 million.
Then, of that amount, Samsung managed to get $399 million vacated, meaning that $149 million would remain, but the other $399 million would be recalculated.
Now this trial was for that recalculation. The result was that $399 million turned into $539 million, meaning the grand total from that original 2011 case sits at $539 million plus $149 million, or $688 million.
Separately, there was another trial a few years back, in which Apple was awarded $120 million from Samsung.
So the grand total here is two separate cases totaling $808 million from Samsung to Apple.
Apple has until June 21 to respond to the motion, and a new hearing has been scheduled for July 26.