I’m sure by now we are all fed up of hearing about the battle between Apple and Samsung. Well today I bring you more updates from the battle of the giants. It seems that Apple are demanding $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung due to infringements on various patents. The breakdown of the charges are as follows:
These are the per-unit royalties that Apple calculated for its different intellectual property rights-in-suit:
- $2.02 for the “overscroll bounce” (or “rubber-banding”) ‘318 patent
- $3.10 for the “scrolling API” ‘915 patent
- $2.02 for the “tap to zoom and navigate” ‘163 patent
- $24 for use of any of Apple’s design patents or trade dress rights
I’m sure I speak for most when I say this is just getting boring. Apple has truly become the bully of the smart phone industry. Sure Samsung may have infringed on certain patents but a bit of competition is always good. What ever happened to battling it out on the market?
Via FOSS Patents