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04-08-2014, 11:02 PM #1
Apple Calls in Experts to Explain Why Samsung Owes $2 Billion in Damages
In the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit, two experts hired by Apple took the stand recently to explain to the jury why Samsung deserves to pay $2 billion in damages for infringing on Apple’s patents. First up was John Hauser, a professor of marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management, who argued that the specific features patented by Apple, such as slide to unlock made Samsung’s devices far more appealing to consumers.
Hauser surveyed 966 Samsung device users (507 phone owners and 459 tablet owners) to measure the percentage of consumers who would buy devices with specific features including universal search, background syncing, quick links, automatic word correction and slide to unlock among others. The metrics were then used to determine how much people would pay for the Apple-patented features that Samsung included in its devices, with Hauser coming to the conclusion that customers would shell out $32 to $102 for each feature.
"The features that were enabled by the patents at issue in this case have a measurable impact on consumer demand for Samsung devices," Hauser said during his testimony Tuesday.
"It's a very large market and Samsung has made a lot of sales into that market," Vellturo said, before getting into the specifics of how he came to his estimate. Samsung's alleged infringement, he said, came at a time of dramatic growth in the market as many people were buying their first smartphone.
"It's a particularly significant period for Samsung to have been infringing," Vellturo said, adding that one's first smartphone purchase is a key determining factor in future phone and tablet purchases. He added that Samsung was behind in ease of use and took Apple's know-how to aid its effort to be more competitive.
Source: CNET, Re/code, The Verge
04-08-2014, 11:24 PM #2
Nice to be a junior on that panel.
04-09-2014, 03:13 AM #3
Apple: Give us $2 billion.
Samsung: OH, YEAH?! I'LL SUE YOU FOR... for... $7 MILLION!!
04-09-2014, 05:25 AM #4
04-09-2014, 06:20 AM #5
Samsung stole they got caught now it is time to pay up .
04-09-2014, 10:46 AM #6
Apple should sue Samsung to the point of bankruptcy. Samsung should stop complaining and just pay up to the company that's contributed to a lot of their success. Very nice to be able to come to a comment section and not see mostly android users bashing apple for once. Not to mention samsung copying apple with their fingerprint reading, I was way surprised when Samsung didn't put 64 bit in their devices tho. But that's next year.
04-09-2014, 12:05 PM #7
04-09-2014, 01:00 PM #8
DailyTech - Analysis: Neonode Patented Swipe-to-Unlock 3 Years Before Apple
Apple doesn't own slide to touch. I wonder how much the lawsuit should drop by?
How does Apple own "searching for things"? Sounds like an invalid patent.
Word correction is a part of Android...not Samsung. Apple is suing the wrong company. Typical fruits on MMi think Samsung invented Android.