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Apple claims $2.45 billion in damages from Samsung

Apple claims $2.45 billion in damages from Samsung

Apple has demanded a staggering $2.45 billion in damages it has allegedly suffered due to Samsung’s ‘slavish’ copying of iOS devices.

A court document titled ‘Summary of Apple’s Damages Calculations’ reveals how much compensation the iGiant thinks it’s entitled to for loss of profits caused by 28 Samsung smartphone and tablet products sold Stateside.

For three variants of the Samsung Galaxy S alone, Apple is claiming $1.34 billion in damages and a further $634 million for five Galaxy S2 variants. However, the Galaxy S3 is not one of the accused. Not yet anyway.

It’s hard to tell how much grounds Apple really has for making Samsung pay. Even if it somehow wins the case it may not necessarily convince the jury that it deserves such a massive amount in reparation.

The longer proceedings carry on, the more likely it becomes that an out-of-court settlement is the best Apple can expect.

Do you think Apple deserves any compensation? Or at least anywhere near the figure it wants? Let us know in the comments section below.

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