Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) have been rivals for a long time and it doesn’t look like that issue is going to be resolved anytime soon. One judge from Miami speculates that it might be because neither company wants to reach an agreement.
Judge Robert Scola claims said both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) have “no interest in efficiently and expeditiously resolving this dispute.”
Scola also said their arguments were part of a business strategy. Although all the negative attention both companies are receiving during the fights and potential banned products don’t benefit the company at all, they are getting plenty of attention (and PR) from their involvement in the legal battle.
This may have a bit of truth in it but it may also be Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wanting to prevent Google from competing with them and/or milk them for their money. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is now asking for the $85 million in damages request to be reinstated.
Last month, Judge Lucy Koh cut the amount of money Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would receive from Samsung. She carved down the $450.5 million from the original $1.05 billion. She also requested a new trial to reassess the number.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) then filed a conditional motion to get the $85 million reinstated. They specifically asked Koh to reassess the order and grant Apple’s request to another trial. The Cupertino-based company also wants $40,494,356 for the Galaxy S2 and $44,792,974.
Koh awarded the new damages after claiming that the jury didn’t properly compensate Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) sales prior to April 15, 2011, since both sides agree that the Galaxy S2 and Infuse 4G were sold after the aforementioned date.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will most likely win big on this case like they did with last year’s big case in which Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) compensated Apple with $1.05 billion.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in for the win and it doesn’t look like they will back away from Samsung anytime soon.