In the recent patent trials between Apple and Samsung, Apple is pursuing more than $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung. The patent infringement trial is set to open on July 30 in San Jose, California.
The court will deal with the claims of Samsung stealing Apple’s design and infringement of patents. Apple has accused Samsung of “[choosing] to compete by copying Apple,” especially with regards to the overall design of Samsung’s Android-powered devices.
As calculated in the public redacted trial brief, Apple is seeking $500 million in “lost profits” and $25 million in “reasonable royalty damages.” In addition, Apple wishes to claim more than $30 per Samsung device that infringed on Apple’s patents. This $30 originates from $24 for violating design patents, $2.02 for the “tap to zoom and navigate” function, $2.02 for “rubber-banding” – the overscroll bounce, and $3.10 for a scrolling API patent.
The iPhone maker is offering its competitor a half-cent royalty rate per standards-essential patent, though the use of the patents will most likely be restricted. Samsung can also get paid for its standards-essential patents.
This trial is the latest in a series of patent wars between the two companies that make up a lion’s share of the market. Each company has accomplished its own victories, when Apple managed to secure a ban on Samsung products such as the Galaxy Tab 7.7, and when Apple was ordered to publicly announce that Samsung did not copy the iPad.