– Samsung did not comply with multiple guidelines set forth by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, according to the group’s former top board member.
During testimony, Dr Michael Walker — who served as ETSI’s chairman of the board between 2008 through 2011 — said that Samsung had failed to disclose two of the patents it’s using in its case against Apple to the standards group in a timely manner.
That would result in Apple paying out $290 million to $399 million over the 3G “high speed data” patents that Samsung has used in this case.
To prove that, Walker explained that he had conducted two parallel investigations into the chronology of Samsung’s filings, and found that the company had not disclosed the necessary priority paperwork until years after work had begun on a particular standard.
Before the jury was brought into the courtroom on Wednesday, Koh told attorneys for the companies that they had succeeded in raising awareness about the importance of their intellectual property rights.
Samsung responded by saying that the patents were confidential, and cited a section of the standards group’s policy that protects privacy, while noting that ETSI did not take action on its disclosures when they were originally filed.
The lawyer showed Teece a July 2011 letter from Samsung to Apple proposing the iPhone maker pay the 2.4 percent rate to license any of 86 patents.
Apple has challenged Samsung over design patents, which cover the look and feel of its devices, as well as utility patents, which cover how those devices work.
In its complaint, Samsung has also cited patents for user facing features like MP3 music playback, and e mailing photos.
Next week brings closing arguments and the all important jury deliberation.
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