Samsung Vs Apple – War Of Techno Giants

The war being Samsung Vs Apple, it seems to being going on since time immemorial. Back in 2011, Apple sued Samsung, alleging in a 38-page federal complaint on April 15, 2011. It is believed that Samsung has been biting the dust in the court in most of the trials with Apple.

In a ruling made on Friday, a federal judge Lucy Koh, called a 40 percent reduction in the $1.05 billion in damages Samsung must pay Apple. The U.S. District Judge believes that a new trial was needed to re-evaluate the damages for some of the cases contested products as a result lowered Apple’s award to $600 million.

Samsung lost a bid to block sales of the iPhone and iPad in Japan when a judge ruled that “The Korean firm didn’t negotiate in good faith with Apple before bringing the case to court.”

A Samsung spokesperson said the company is highly disappointed with the verdict. Following a thorough review of the ruling, we will take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights, the company said in a statement. Apple on the other hand refused to comment on the suit.

Both the smart phone makers have registered a win at some point or the other. Apple though had managed to win the high profile cases. For instance, last summer Apple had won more than $1 billion in damages from Samsung in California. Even in September 2012, Apple managed to win the case at the International Trade Commission. These wins had allowed Apple to sell the iPad and iPods freely in the U.S.

Samsung, meanwhile, had won a separate Japanese ruling in August.

Much before the war with Apple, Samsung had infringement issues with Ericsson too. That case got new publicity on Thursday after Sir Robin Jacob, a distinguished judge was involved in this case. Robin Jacob was listed as an expert witness in a separate Samsung action against Ericsson. Jacobs retired from the court in 2011 but was invited to sit in on the case between Apple and Samsung.

When asked about their decision to make Jacob a witness, the Korean firm confirmed the report: “Sir Robin Jacob is not a legal representative of Samsung Electronics. A highly reputed intellectual property expert and academic, Sir Robin has been contracted as an expert by a law firm that represents Samsung Electronics in it’Sas case against Ericsson.”

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