First Click: Apple’s done far more damage to Samsung via competition than litigation

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It took a while, but Apple’s finally making Samsung pay for its transgressions. No, not via litigation in Apple’s endless proxy war with Google, but through good ol’ fashioned competition.

In the US alone, courts have awarded Apple about $700 million in damages. A 2012 decision said that Apple was due $930 million, later reduced to $548 million on appeal in May 2015. A second trial in 2014 agreed that Apple was owed another $120 million. Those numbers don’t account for lawyer fees which Apple pegged at more than $60 million back in 2013 for its US lawyers alone, in an intellectual property battle that has raged across the globe since 2011. But for the sake of simplicity, let’s assume that Samsung has been punished to the tune of $700…

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