A few days ago, I was saying that Apple was looking for a whopping $2.45 billion from Samsung in the ongoing stateside trial.
Now, Apple has wheeled out its team of financial experts in an attempt to convince the jury that South Korean Samsung is the Satan of the smartphone world.
CPA Terry Musika took the jury through some figures, including Samsung’s profits, “reasonable royalty fees”, and Apple’s potential lost profits.
Ultimately, Musika concluded that Apple had lost 2 million in sales, totalling $488.8 million, while Samsung’s $8.16 billion revenue yielded an estimated $2.241 billion proft.
Incidentally, Apple paid its team of financial experts somewhere in the region of $1.75 million to come up with those figures. Just saying.
Samsung’s Bill Price proceeded to rip Musika to shreds, forcing him to concede that there were many ways to tote up the various figures, and many potential pictures to be painted. Er, metaphorically speaking.
Price also pointed out that the iPhone 4 was incredibly elusive when it was first released, with Apple apparently struggling to meet demand – something Samsung can hardly be blamed for.
After a spot of moaning at the end of the day, Judge Lucy Koh allowed the international Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace to leave the courtroom. Cripes knows why they were there in the first place.
We’ll inevitably have more on this later in the week. Stay tuned!
via: The Verge