Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) tried to increase the pressure on rival Samsung as a patent legal case draws to a close in court. The U.S. company said that a quarter of the $30.4 billion in sales of Samsung tablets and smartphones are based on Apple technology. According to the Guardian:
Accountant Terry Musika, citing Samsung records and testifying as an Apple expert witness, estimated that $8.16bn in revenue, or 22.7m of those total unit sales over that two-year period, came from products that infringed Apple patents, such as the first Galaxy S smartphone in July 2010.
Apple is only seeking $2.75 billion in damages. Based on the new testimony and evidence, that figure might go higher.
Douglas A. McIntyre