Yesterday the courts ruled that about $120 million would be awarded to Apple since Samsung infringed their patents while Samsung would be awarded approximately $160,000 in damages. Despite the court saying that the decision is final Samsung appealed to the courts to reduce the damages awarded to Apple. How much in reduction? Samsung seems like they are not willing to pay a single cent this time as stated by their lawyer John Quinn.
“Of course we’re pleased that the jury awarded Apple 6 percent of what they were asking for. But even that can’t stand, because Apple kept out all the real world evidence and didn’t produce anything to substitute for it, so you have a verdict that’s unsupported by evidence – and that’s just one of its problems.”
One of the jury foreman, Thomas Dunham also questions the decision Apple has made to suit Samsung instead of Google.
“If you really feel that Google is the cause behind this … then don’t beat around the bush … a more direct approach may be something to think about.”
Even the jury can tell that Samsung isn’t the real target in this patent war and that Android is its primary target. Of course in this case Google offered to take up some responsibility by bearing some of the damages in case of Apple winning the lawsuit. So would this be the end of the war? The war has lasted over two years already and we do not think that it would end just yet.