Samsung Electronics Co. will challenge a jury’s $120 million award to Apple Inc. in a patent- infringement verdict that was “unsupported by evidence,” a lawyer for the Suwon, South Korea-based company said.
Apple Inc. accused Samsung Electronics Co. of misleading jurors at the start of a $2 billion trial over smartphone technology by claiming the iPhone maker wasn’t actively using three of the five patents at issue in the case.
Samsung Electronics Co., sanctioned with its law firm by a U.S. judge for violating a court order protecting the confidentiality of Apple Inc.’s patent-licensing accords, avoided the severe penalties the iPhone maker sought.
Samsung Electronics Co. told jurors at the opening of a $2 billion trial that Apple Inc.’s patent case is really an attack on Google Inc.’s Android operating system and a ploy to stem smartphone competition that has overwhelmed iPhone sales.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP represented Lenovo Group Ltd. in its purchase of Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility phone unit for $2.91 billion. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP advised Google on the deal.