|Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 06:41 AM EST|
It might be both. On the one hand, they might want to
dot-the-proverbial-eye by providing evidence not just that Apple offered to
license, but that they actually did license to someone.
true, we'll see where they go with this.
In addition, I'm sure they
would love to know for how much, if that might get the jury damages reduced--
remember, the jury's award is supposed to be compensatory, not punitive. If the
portion of the jury's award for the infringed patents is substantially higher
than the license amount, they might argue that the jury's award be
I'm sure Samsung would like to argue that but I don't
know how valid it is given how different HTC and Samsung are. Samsung is
currently the worldwide #1 smartphone manufacturer and is growing at some
ridiculous rate - they're beating Apple. HTC is fairly small now and seems dead
in the water.
Assuming the patents are valid, surely it's reasonable to think
that Samsung infringing would cause significantly more damage to Apple than HTC?
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