Apple wants $2.45 billion from Samsung

Apple wants .45 billion from SamsungHow many stories have we written in the Apple vs. Samsung category? This right here would be #3,958, friend, and it’s every bit as interesting as all the others i.e. MASSIVELY.

Under US patent law, an infringer might – in the worst case – find itself forking over its profits to the patent owner. Can you see where I’m going with this?

A filing from Apple gives an insight into Samsung’s US profits, as Team Cupertino breaks down a whopping $2.45 billion claim.

The figure covers a multitude of Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II (and their many variants).

Here’s how Apple sees things:

  • Samsung Galaxy S (all variants) - $1.346 billion
  • Sprint Epic 4G (Galaxy S) - $325 million
  • Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) - $202 million
  • Samsung Galaxy S II - $642 million

For the Samsung Galaxy S II, Apple resents the Epic 4G Touch in particular. It claims that consumers often confuse it for an Apple device. For me, the giveaway is where it says "Samsung" above the display.

All in all, there are 28 accused products. Twenty-eight! You can read about ‘em all in great detail in this handy PDF.

via: The Verge

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jaybear88  Aug. 11, 2012 at 19:48

Sprint Epic 4G (Galaxy S) - $325

:p haha

jaybear88  Aug. 11, 2012 at 19:49

Accidentally reported my own comment :{

Treab  Aug. 11, 2012 at 22:29

Accidentally reported my own comment :{

good... BAN JAYBEAR ;)

blizzard7  Aug. 11, 2012 at 22:33

Cringeworthy when you think that all this money going into the pockets of lawyers could be used to make a difference in the world.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 12, 2012 at 01:14

Cringeworthy when you think that all this money going into the pockets of lawyers could be used to make a difference in the world.
I'll have less of that talk ;).

BEEPBEEP123  Aug. 12, 2012 at 09:26

LET'S DO THE MOBOT! ^°-°^

blizzard7  Aug. 12, 2012 at 11:16

LET'S DO THE MOBOT! ^°-°^

What moves does that involve? :p

EDIT: Just realised you're talking about Mo Farah. Ha!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 12, 2012 at 14:15

Cringeworthy when you think that all this money going into the pockets of lawyers could be used to make a difference in the world.

True...
On the other hand - can't we consider this suit as karmic payback for KIES?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 12, 2012 at 14:31

Cringeworthy when you think that all this money going into the pockets of lawyers could be used to make a difference in the world.

True...
On the other hand - can't we consider this suit as karmic payback for KIES?

I think we can, Kies is the worst program I've ever had the misfortune of using. Anything which soft-bricks my days old, £400 phone is going to leave a lasting bad taste.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 12, 2012 at 15:14

Cringeworthy when you think that all this money going into the pockets of lawyers could be used to make a difference in the world.

True...
On the other hand - can't we consider this suit as karmic payback for KIES?

I think we can, Kies is the worst program I've ever had the misfortune of using. Anything which soft-bricks my days old, £400 phone is going to leave a lasting bad taste.

I just updated firmware on that loan SGS3... 2 1/2 hours to download the OS.
1 hour to update. And that is on a mighty Windows machine with very good broadband connection (it updated iPad - incl download of OS - in 45 minutes!

Backing up a bunch of contacts and 12 small apps took 30 minutes... LOL

How can a company make something like the Galaxy S-range AND KIES? How can the 2 even exist in the same Universe?

Oh, and please: lets not get into KIES for Mac!!!!!!

Treab  Aug. 12, 2012 at 15:23

Cringeworthy when you think that all this money going into the pockets of lawyers could be used to make a difference in the world.
I'll have less of that talk ;).


i know the idea lawyers wear clothes.... those sick buggers go nude...

Pondlife  Aug. 13, 2012 at 00:53

On the other hand - can't we consider this suit as karmic payback for KIES?

Not if the money is going to the creators of itunes.

Pondlife  Aug. 13, 2012 at 00:58

Cringeworthy when you think that all this money going into the pockets of lawyers could be used to make a difference in the world.

Yeah we could use it to prop up some more banks, or to arm some more despots, or just go to the two companies shareholders which is I guess where it would have gone otherwise.
Wonder if the legal costs will be more than the $2.45b at this rate ;)
Can't they hurry up and get to a verdict so we can get on with the appeal to the decision?

Treab  Aug. 13, 2012 at 00:58

On the other hand - can't we consider this suit as karmic payback for KIES?

Not if the money is going to the creators of itunes.


itunes wasn't created.. it was spawned by the devil

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 13, 2012 at 01:09

On the other hand - can't we consider this suit as karmic payback for KIES?

Not if the money is going to the creators of itunes.


itunes wasn't created.. it was spawned by the devil

iTunes is a terrible piece of software, in the same way burglars are home-wrecking scumbags. Kies is a terrible piece of software in the same way Pol Pot was a terrible guy...

I think that puts the two on a nice, easy to understand scale.

StolenDiagram  Aug. 13, 2012 at 12:39

I'm sure we'd all love $2.45 billion from Samsung

wtf....

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 13, 2012 at 12:45

On the other hand - can't we consider this suit as karmic payback for KIES?

Not if the money is going to the creators of itunes.


itunes wasn't created.. it was spawned by the devil

iTunes is a terrible piece of software, in the same way burglars are home-wrecking scumbags. Kies is a terrible piece of software in the same way Pol Pot was a terrible guy...

I think that puts the two on a nice, easy to understand scale.


Indeed. Kies is worse than anything. And iTunes on a Mac - which it was made for - works okay.

Pondlife  Aug. 13, 2012 at 12:56

Did you ever use sonicstage?

SpeedyG  Aug. 13, 2012 at 15:56

Nokia aint much better either.

2.45 billion will go well for me in my 1000 acre estate in Buckingmanshire. New 777 personal jet, helicopter, Buggati Veyron and my own holiday island in the Pacific will go nicely for me thanks. Might buy a bank too.

Actually I'll go with beepbeep and do the Mobot.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 13, 2012 at 16:04

pondlife, never heard of it.

SpeedyG  Aug. 13, 2012 at 16:06

Microsoft Zune is up there as well.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 13, 2012 at 16:19

speedy,
up where? the craposphere?

Pondlife  Aug. 13, 2012 at 16:22

pondlife, never heard of it.

Ah. Sony's itunes wannabe software for putting atrac on their early walkman "mp3" players. I had to reinstall windows after installing it, twice :( it was quality stuff. Later version named Sony Connect, was supposed to be much improved. Wasn't.
Only software I've used worse than itunes, marginally. Agree with Speedy that the Nokia pc suite isn't great either.

SpeedyG  Aug. 13, 2012 at 16:54

speedy,
up where? the craposphere?


Try higher.

It's still in orbit.

Has anyone seen Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs ERB btw?

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