Apple seeking $2.2 billion in Samsung patent trialUpdated: 2014-04-10 10:10:58 (KST)
Apple's lawyers have been breaking down the company's 2.2 billion dollar damages request against Samsung arguing the Korean company's alleged patent infringement had cost it that much in lost profits and royalties.
At the fifth day of their patent trial in California, Apple's damages expert said the huge sum of money was justified due to the scope and timing of the infringement on five of Apple's patents.
The U.S. firm says the infringement occurred between August 2011 and December 2013 when the smartphone market was going through a rapid expansion.
Apple also claims Samsung sold more than 37 million products that stepped on its patents during that period.
If Apple can convince the jury that the Korean firm is guilty of patent infringement, it can ask the court to ban Samsung from selling its phones and tablets in the U.S.
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