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Big tech companies back Samsung in Apple patent fight

Loek Essers | July 22, 2015
Tech companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Facebook are backing Samsung Electronics as it appeals a court ruling to pay Apple almost US$1 billion in damages in a patent infringement suit.

Apple defended its claim to all the profit from the offending devices, saying that after Samsung copied its design, its share of the smartphone market jumped from five percent to 20 percent in two years, while Apple's market share fell, bringing Samsung billions of dollars in revenue and profit from its infringing products.

This case is the last big legal fight between Apple and Samsung, which agreed last August to drop all patent lawsuits between them outside the U.S.

 

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