Will this be an Apple Turnover?

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Will this be an Apple Turnover?

As we discussed recently, in the UK courts Samsung’s position was vindicated – it did not infringe Apple’s Patent. To be precise, on 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design 000181607-0001.

However in the US, Samsung, is again defending itself. This time, it is for the right to continue to sell in the US market.

Charles Verhoeven , Samsung’s Attorney said. “Rather than competing in the marketplace, Apple is seeking an edge in the courtroom.”

“Instead of doing the right thing, Samsung decided to gin up claims of its own,” claimed Harold McElhinny, Apple’s Attorney

The sums at stake are not insignificant.

Apple is claiming $2.5bn in damages whilst Samsung are seeking around $400m.

A jury will decide shortly. Then the fight will continue in other jurisdictions.

The outcome is awaited with baited breath, but whichever way it goes you can be sure the world will be informed via both Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone products.

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