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The Apple-Samsung war entered full circus mode today as witnesses took the stand. An "accounting...

The Apple-Samsung war entered full circus mode today as witnesses took the stand. An "accounting expert" argued Samsung (SSNLF.PK) should pay just $27K (no typo) for use of Apple's (AAPL) patents (previous), since that's what he thinks it would cost Samsung to design around them. Later, a frustrated Judge Koh told an Apple attorney he should know better than to ask for a long list of witnesses "unless you are smoking crack." The attorney denied doing any such thing. Closing arguments are due on Tuesday.
Comments (11)
  • Sounds like Samsung is ready to concede and negotiate with AAPL over royalties...to the tune of $27K. Going to the jury?
    16 Aug 2012, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • Samsung knows they are guilty & the judge knows it too
    16 Aug 2012, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • If the cost of designing around Apple patents was $27 K, Samsung would have done so a long time ago.
    16 Aug 2012, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • Maybe they are willing to but aapl wants payment for every device already sold?
    16 Aug 2012, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • Meanwhile, over at Bloomberg, Apple owes Samsung $422m for patent infringement...

     

    http://bloom.bg/Rl8ssd
    16 Aug 2012, 06:15 PM Reply Like
  • ....according to a Samsung witness :). Though I have to admit he sounded more credible than the one with the $27K estimate.
    16 Aug 2012, 06:18 PM Reply Like
  • "full circus mode" is absolutely appropriate hah.
    16 Aug 2012, 06:26 PM Reply Like
  • ah....the great legal system...saviors of the world...protectors of the masses.....
    16 Aug 2012, 06:31 PM Reply Like
  • You need to dig through your 6th grade social studies books and find out the real purpose of the legal system. This particular case is about property rights.
    16 Aug 2012, 08:56 PM Reply Like
  • Didn't I read in an earlier article that the judge's name was Judy ?

     

    Judge Judy at work, huh ? . . . with that smokin' crack remark

     

    $27K is so laughable it's ridiculus, or circus like

     

    As Judge Judy said yesterday . . .

     

    come to resolution SS or let the jury of (California ) peers decide
    16 Aug 2012, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • Who cares about a couple hundred mill? Think of the children!
    17 Aug 2012, 01:16 AM Reply Like
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