Samsung lawyer: Apple will go empty-handed in latest patent trial verdict
Samsung was found to infringe on two of Apple’s patents in the latest court battle between the two smartphone giants, for which Samsung is supposed to pay $119.6 million in damages to the iPhone maker. However, Samsung’s top attorney, John Quinn, believes that Apple will walk away empty-handed as Samsung intends to appeal the decision. He also believes that an appeal will get the courts to reduce, or even completely overturn, the $930 million that Apple won in the first trial. According to Quinn, Apple’s war on Android (and Samsung) has been a fruitless endeavor and a waste of the millions of dollars that have been spent in court, something that we agree with.
“Up to this point, I think Apple really hadn’t given up hope [it] could cripple Android somehow,” John Quinn said in an interview with CNET. “This has got to be the last straw. They’ve got to realize they’re not going to slow Android down by suing people.” Naturally, since Quinn is representing Samsung, his statements shouldn’t be taken as a sign of what will actually happen, but it’s clear that the Korean manufacturer is in no mood to transfer any cash over to Apple, even if it might just be 6 percent of what Apple was demanding when the trial first went live.