As Samsung rested its case today, a demand for up to $422 million came from the manufacturer for infringements on some of its own patents.
The stakes in the Apple v Samsung case are very high. Each contender has rested its case and stated its demands with Apple requesting up to $2.7 billion and sanctions on Samsung, and Samsung requesting a significantly lower amount of $422 million from Apple.
Today Samsung brought financial expert Michael Wagner to the stand, along with two other damages experts, Vincent O’Brien and David Teece, to show that Apple may have not only overstated Samsung’s sales margin (Apple stated it was $8.16 billion, where Wagner argues that it is actually $519 million) but also that Apple may actually owe royalties to Samsung for infringement on some of the manufacturers own patents.
The patents in question cover emailing pictures from photo albums, the act of playing music from a mobile device, and more. When expert Vincent O’Brien took the stand he claimed that, if found guilty, Apple would pay out $22.8 million to Samsung for two of Samsung’s patents. That was followed by a testament by David Teece that asserted that Apple would owe an additional $290 million to $399 million for two patents.
As it stands right now, the verdict is up to the jury. At this point both Apple and Samsung have rested their respective cases and are waiting on deliberations and a judgment. That is, unless they can settle their dispute over the phone.