Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
Claims and counterclaims were played out in the courtroom theater of the Apple-Samsung trial in San Jose, Calif., Monday. Samsung rested its defense in the infringement complaint Apple brought against it and immediately dove into its own complaint against Apple. US District Judge Lucy Koh expects witness examination to conclude Friday morning.
Samsung's last witness in defense was Judith Chevalier, a finance and economics professor at Yale University's School of Management. Her testimony was for the most part designed to discredit once more the monetary damages John Hauser of MIT calculated for Apple and last week's testimony of Christopher Vellturo, Apple's expert on damages.
Under the assumption Samsung will be found to have broken patent laws, Chevalier estimated Apple's damages to be approximately $38 million, a mere nuisance for Samsung in comparison with the $2.2 billion Apple is seeking. It was disclosed that Chevalier has also testified for Apple in other court cases about damage remedy.