Apple Demands £24 Per Device From Samsung in New Patent Kerfuffle

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Apple and Samsung Patent War is being rebooted for 2014, with this year's blockbuster tech battle seeing Apple demanding a massive $40 per phone in compo from Samsung over claims the Korean giant copied the iPhone's software features.

Interestingly, Samsung has said it plans to call Google engineers to testify in defence of the case, seeing as some of its software features come via its use of the standard Android code. Apple says Samsung has "systematically copied" its developments, while Samsung says Apple has "copied many of Samsung's innovations" in return.

The case covers such issues as auto-correct, the ever-popular slide-to-unlock system again, and a method of searching both phone and internet content and more. [FT via Guardian]