Samsung Appeared in Court Today in an Attempt to Reverse the Ruling in Apple's Patent Infringement Case
In early December we posted a report titled "Samsung to Send Apple a Check for $548 Million for Infringing Apple Patents … with a Catch of Course." The catch was that Samsung noted that they continue to reserve all rights to obtain reimbursement from Apple should the partial judgment be reversed, modified, vacated or set aside on appeal…" Today Samsung Electronics was hard at work urging a U.S. appeals court to find that a jury in 2014 should not have made the South Korean company pay nearly $120 million to Apple for infringing three patents.
Reuters reports today that "Apple's "quick links" patent, which accounts for more than $98 million of the damages award, was the main focus in Samsung's latest effort to overturn major court victories by the U.S. technology company over the past two years.
During more than an hour of highly technical arguments, Samsung's attorney Kathleen Sullivan said Samsung did not use the same technology as Apple to detect and link to specific data, such as phone numbers, in its phones' Web browser and messenger applications."
Apple's lawyer, William Lee, told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, the nation's top court specializing in patent issues, that the jury's verdict was supported by "substantial evidence."
In court papers, Samsung also said the two other patents it was found to have infringed are invalid, an argument Apple said should be rejected. For more on this, see the full Reuters report here.