Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design
South Korea’s iconic mobile making Company Samsung has suffered with a major setback. The US Federal Court ruled against Samsung in a seven-year Apple design patent case. The court ordered Samsung to pay Apple $ 533 million (about Rs 3,600 crore in Indian currency) for copying iPhone design. In addition to this, violating two patents court ordered to pay an addition of $ 5 million.
In 2011, Apple Co. approached the US Federal court against Samsung for copying iPhone design. Apple accused Samsung for copying Round edged iPhone Black screen, Bezel, Grid icons. Samsung has demanded to pay compensation for damages. Apple company has asked the court for compensation of $ 1 billion from Samsung benefits which earned from copying through their design. Samsung said they would pay only $ 28 million.
The controversy over the past couple of years has continued between the two companies. The Federal court of US in Sanzos has recently ruled the verdict. The court examined how much thus Samsung’s profited by copying Apple’s design. The court then ordered Samsung to pay 533 million dollars.
John Quinn, a lawyer for Samsung, told the judge the verdict isn’t “supported by the evidence,” and that the company would raise its objections in court filings.
Apple said in a statement that the case “has always been about more than money.”
“We believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers,” the company said.