Apple attorney to jurors: Apple feels it deserves nearly $2 billion from Samsung
According to a Reuters report, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny told the jurors on April 1 - in the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit trial in a federal court in San Jose, California - that Apple feels it deserves roughly $2 billion from Samsung for copying its popular iPhone handset.
During the course of the April 1 proceedings in the latest trial, McElhinny told an eight-member jury that Samsung had sold more than 37 million smartphones and tablets which violate Apple's patents. He further added that Apple feels it deserves a royalty of $33 per phone, on an average.
As per the Reuters report, McElhinny said to the jurors that, in 2010, Samsung decided to use Apple's patented technology because it could not offer substantial challenge to Apple. Noting that Samsung "copied many many features," McElhinny said that Samsung will probably tell the jurors that Apple's inventions "were and are trivial" and that "they are not valuable."
Meanwhile, with Samsung claiming that Apple has infringed on two of its own patents, Samsung attorney John Quinn told the jurors that the features which Apple is claiming to own were actually developed by Google.
Quinn said: "We will prove to you that, yes, Apple is a great company but they don't own everything. They don't own the only way to search on phones."