Now that the production of the iPhone 6 is beginning, rumors have already begun to show up, and one that says the iPhone 6 will most likely have a larger screen is the first of a plethora, we hope. In other Apple news, a new infringement trial between Samsung and Apple has begun on March 31st, when the jury was selected.
This trial is the second high-profile trial between the two tech moguls; the first one took place in 2012, when Apple sued Samsung for copying the design of the iPhone. Then it was decided that Samsung would pay Apple $1billion dollars for patent infringement; the judge later ruled that Samsung pay only $890 million.
A New Patent Infringement Trial between Samsung and Apple
There are seven patents that are at the center of the trial, none concerning hardware parts. One of them has to do with the slide to unlock feature and another with the synchronization between multiple devices. The devices which use technology Apple claims Samsung to have stolen from the iPhone are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2.
Phil Schiller, the head of marketing at Apple said that Samsung’s copying of the iPhone has caused damage for Apple in the marketplace and has caused people to question the innovations that Apple has created. At the trial, they actually claimed that Samsung copied the iPhone at which Samsung responded that Apple was grossly exaggerating.
Samsung is counter-suing over two patents, one of which is about the organization of collections of photos and videos. The two companies didn’t manage to avoid going to trial, after the court mandated they mediate their issues. It appears that Apple is really upset with Samsung and they want Samsung to pay… again.
If this sounds a bit like childish feud, it’s because it pretty much is a childish feud that involves billions of dollars. What are your thoughts on this patent infringement trial between Samsung and Apple? On whose side are you? Leave us a comment in the section below.