updated 10:58 am EDT, Tue May 6, 2014
Says verdict was 'unsupported by evidence'
Samsung will appeal the nearly $120 million in damages awarded to Apple during the companies' second US trial, according to a lead attorney for Samsung, John Quinn. "Of course we're pleased that the jury awarded Apple 6 percent of what they were asking for," Quinn comments in an official statement. "But even that can't stand, because Apple kept out all the real world evidence and didn't produce anything to substitute for it, so you have a verdict that's unsupported by evidence - and that's just one of its problems."
Apple had been demanding almost $2.2 billion in damages for infringement of just five patents, while Samsung was claiming a little over $6 million based on two patents. The jury found both parties culpable, but apart from awarding Apple less than $120 million, granted Samsung only $158,400.
Samsung needs only a partial success to make an appeal worthwhile. Even bringing down the damage payout by $10-20 million would be worth the time and expense, notes Villanova University law professor Michael Risch.