Apple is Demanding $180 Million More From the 'settled' Samsung Patent Feud

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  1. dgstorm

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    Feel free to roll your eyes and sigh heavily, we certainly did. Just when we thought it was safe to consider the patent fight between Samsung and Apple officially over, it rears its ugly head yet again. Earlier this month, we shared that the Apple and Samsung patent feud was likely over because Samsung had agreed to pay Apple the settlement amount of $548 Million USD (reduced by the courts from the original amount which was over $1 Billion).

    There was one small caveat. Samsung agreed to settle the case, but they reserved the right to a refund if a future ruling invalidates any of Apple's patents involved in the case. Regardless of this small stipulation, this seemed like it would be the end of the story. Sadly, Apple's lawyers were apparently not satisfied with this.

    Apple is now back in court demanding another $180 million on top of the $548 million in damages. They came up with that amount by splitting it between $178.7 million in supplemental damages and $1.2 million in prejudgement interest. At this time, neither company has made any public statements on the matter. How many times will this get resurrected before it's finally, truly, irrevocably, and completely... finished?

    This is about as dumb as making a remake of the movie Point Break, oh wait... someone did that too... :(

    Source: CNET
     
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    Really Apple?
     
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    They will probably get it...
     
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    Didn't 60 something people in Samsung factories get like $80 million for damages after getting cancer due to unsafe work environments?

    And Apple wants twice that amount because what....oh right. "They took my idea and also made a phone with a touch screen, wah!"

    I will seriously never understand these big companies. Exactly how much money do you need before you're content? Imagine the things we could accomplish if we stopped bickering like little kids in a grocery store, and everyone put their brains and resources together.
     
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    The money has a lot to do with it, but I think it's really about Apple wanting to take Sammy's slot as the world's largest supplier of mobile phones.
     
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    Goes to show that Apple can't make it on its own...has to to do stupid stuff like this to make it.

    Sent From My Galaxy S6 Edge+
     
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    Not true at all. They want their patent money.

    A company who makes almost $50 billion a year is definitely making it on its own.

    Apple’s Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit
     
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    If it were your patent, I bet you would feel different about infringement.
     
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    Yes..if it was a legitimate patent ..apple has made some stupid patents..frivolous law suites..and now they want more money??
    Really..let's think about this..you hire your competitors to make your parts. You really think that they won't find a way to incorporate them into their product or at the very least, sell the same parts to more of your competitors??
    Apple tried to patent a shape. And I believe they did until recently...when it was thrown out..they ahold both be sued for wasting our time with vague crap and not being inventive enough to really come up with "game changing ideas".. After all ...apple is so stale now..alot of their users claim its Android that actually works...

    The entire world is led by what its told..Google pay with nfc comes out in what.. 2012?? Then apple comes out with it..and banks get it..and more places start adapting...

    It just goes to show..it doesn't pay to be the smartest person in the room when some rich kid that everyone likes.. is just gonna rip you off...
     
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    Patent wars have been going on for well over a century. Just look at Tesla, Marconi & Edison. A hundred years ago Tesla created wireless electricity transmission, with the ability to light lightbulbs miles away (wirelessly) yet that technology was stolen (some say) and suppressed for decades. Look at us know, we just recently have wireless charging pads for our devices. (And even then, the devices need to be touching) It's sad when corporations suppress technology for their own financial gain, yet it's been going on for a lot longer than we've all been alive, and will continue to go on long after we're dead.

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    So you're saying they need a diaper change.. And a slap on the head
     
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    I will say..as cool as the wireless lighting idea is...I'd actually love to see some Tesla coils around in today's society...can you imagine the people that would kill themselves?? Lol..I almost feel bad that the very thought thrills me..lol..
     
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