According to Judith Chevalier, who is a professorÂ of economics and finance at the Yale University School of Management, Samsung only owes Apple close to $38.4 million in royaltyÂ for infringement of iPhone and iOS related patents. This is in contrast to Apple’s figure which claimed that Samsung has to pay $2 billion in royalty.
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Apple and Samsung are in the middle of yet another patent trial, where Apple accuses the Korean company of stealing iPhone features described in five of its patents, asking for $2 billion in damages.
The second patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung continued Friday in a Northern California court with Judge Lucy Koh presiding. The highlight of the day was testimony by Google’s Android engineering VP Hiroshi Lockheimer, who testified on behalf of Samsung, reports Re/Code.
Back in 2011 when Apple was already launching the second iteration of the iPad, the only Android competitor it had was the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It was revealed back then that the Korean manufacturer had sold over 2 million units of the tablet until January 2011. However, a new report fromÂ Apple InsiderÂ confirms that these figures were greatly exaggerated by the company as it only sold 1 million units of its flagship tablet.
In the second patent lawsuit between Samsung and Apple, an expert hired by Apple testified that Samsung’s use of Apple’s patented technology made the Korean company’s devices more appealing to consumers, reports CNET. Without these features, Samsung would not have garnered the enviable market position it enjoys today.