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Tuesday, July 24,2012

Apple wants $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung

Apple is looking for Samsung to fork over $2.5 billion to settle patent infringement claims in the U.S.

That's the latest figure bandied about by Apple in the ongoing patent infringement saga between the two companies. But how did Apple cook up such a figure?

Fleshed out by Foss Patents' Florian Mueller, the amount is based on the per-unit royalties that Apple believes it is due from Samsung as part of the intellectual property rights lawsuit.

Drilling down the price tag per unit, $2.02 covers the "overscroll bounce" technology cited in the '318 patent. That technology lets users know when they've reached the bottom of a screen or list by responding with a bounce.

Another $3.10 covers the "scrolling API" technology from the '915 patent. Another $2.02 is for the "tap to zoom and navigate" feature from the '163 patent. And finally, $24 covers the use of any of Apple's "design patents or or trade dress rights."


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