Apple condemns ‘illegal market strategy’ Samsung and demanded $ 2.2 billion




Apple’s lawyers have in the closing arguments of a lawsuit against Samsung competitor accused of waging an “illegal market strategy.” The company claims in the patent case $ 2.2 billion in damages. Samsung wants $ 7 million from Apple.

The two leading companies in the smartphone market have been performing for years litigation which almost always about patent issues. Apple accuses Samsung in the ongoing case of patent infringement, the South Korean electronics giant had infringed by implementing certain features in its smartphones five software patents. Samsung suggests in turn that Apple infringes two patents.

In closing arguments Tuesday, the lawyers of Apple argued that Samsung various functionalities of the iPhone copied because it would have on the smartphone market and it would catch up quickly. Behind Samsung would it have continued despite Apple warned that they may be violating software patents the iPhone maker here. With this approach could be a Samsung “illegal market strategy ‘have had. Furthermore, Samsung was the accusation that during the patent case insufficient witnesses who worked for the company dared to testify.

Samsung said in his reply to the accusations by Apple that it has violated any software patent of his competitor and that it has leaned on the development of Google Android. Especially They would have already worked on the particular features of the iPhone launch in 2007, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Apple claims in the lawsuit $ 2.2 billion, 1.6 billion euros converted damages from Samsung. The South Korean company wants Apple to pay them $ 7 million, approximately 5.1 million. A jury will soon decide the patent case, then the amount of any compensation will be determined.


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