As the biggest patent dispute in history came to a close on Friday, Richard Donaldson, a former patents attorney for Texas Instruments, told the court that Samsung abused their “monopoly power” over wireless patents by demanding unreasonable royalty fees, which Apple say hurt the device’s commercial prospects. Donaldson said that the 2.4% royalty Samsung wanted was discriminatory because the patents in question accounted for just a fraction of the iPhone’s features.
Later, Janusz Ordover, a New York University professor compared the rate ($14 per $600 iPhone) to a robbery.
Samsung’s Failure To Disclose
Apple also alleged again that the Korean firm didn’t do right by the standard in the first place. They say that before the 3GPP standard was adopted, Samsung did not fully disclose the patents they had to the authorities.
To back their claim up, Apple called the former chairman of ETSI, Michael Walker, to the stand.
Walker testified that Samsung did not tell the ETSI of the patents they held, in the required time frame. However, Samsung said that the European standards body had never had a problem with it anyway, and that they didn’t have to tell them about their intellectual property, because it was confidential.
The two technology giants concluded the trial on Friday after using the full 25 hours they were allowed for evidence and cross-examination. Lucy Koh, a US district judge expects the companies to present their closing arguments on Tuesday.