Verizon reminds the court in Apple v Samsung that there are much larger issues at stake in the matter:
- harming Verizon’s business, by restricting sources of 4G mobile equipment,
- harming consumers access to 4G equipment,
- harming the national interest of the USA in expanding wireless coverage and performance, and
- putting at risk $billions invested in the new technology.
The intervention is right on. Injunctions in such cases go far beyond the harm any infringement of a patent might cause. A better means to redress infringement is to require payment of royalties on a reasonable and non-discriminatory basis. I hope this intervention resonates with the court.