By Edwin Chan | Reuters –
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd abused its “monopoly power” and demanded an unreasonable royalty from Apple Inc for the use of wireless patents in the iPhone, hurting the device’s commercial prospects, Apple experts testified.
Richard Donaldson, a former lead patents attorney for Texas Instruments Inc, told the court on Friday a 2.4 percent royalty Samsung wanted on the price of the iPhone was discriminatory because the patents in question enabled just a fraction of the smartphone’ s features.
Later, New York University professor Janusz Ordover likened that rate – equivalent to $14 per $600 iPhone – to a “holdup.”
“Samsung’s conduct distorted the decision making process” in setting standards, said Ordover, a former deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s antitrust division.