Apr 20 2014, 8:05am CDT | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik
As the Apple and Samsung trial continues, there are arguments on both sides regarding the true value of the patents that Apple purchased leading up to the release of the iPhone. The experts that Samsung has brought in, however, argue that they are not worth anywhere near the $2 billion that Apple has claimed.
There are five patents in total being questioned, but Samsung says that the value Apple has placed on them is based on flawed studies and simple inflation. They claim that the features Apple says are worth $30-$120 per device are actually only things that “crazy” tech people would be willing to pay extra money for, ruling out the vast majority of iPhone users who simply want a quality device that does what they want.
The features that are covered in the patents, Samsung explains, are very basic and nothing special in the grand scheme of design.They say that you are missing the point of market research when you focus entirely on small features like these, although Apple views it differently.
The court case is ongoing and it remains to be seen what kind of verdict we will receive. Samsung was previously ordered to pay almost $1 billion in damages, which prompted this recent court case to begin in earnest. Apple has already rested their case and now it is up to Samsung to convince the jury that they do not in fact owe Apple monetary compensation for damages.
Source: Apple Insider
Bijon Kumar Pramanik
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.
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