An anonymous reader writes: Updated due to exchange rate error.
""Dyson filed a patent infringement against the electronics giant last year, which claimed Samsung had copied the steering system from its DC37 and DC39 vacuum cleaners, but it was dropped after Samsung presented “prior art” showing the idea being used in machines before Dyson had patented it.
Now Samsung has got its back up about the claim and is prepping its lawyers once more for such intolerance.
“We are initially seeking 10bn won from the UK-based manufacturer. However, the amount will increase depending on how the court proceedings go,” Samsung’s spokesperson told the Korea Times. “Samsung’s marketing activities were negatively affected by Dyson’s groundless litigation, which is intolerable.”"
Samsung has also called Dyson a patent troll. Dyson, naturally shot back saying that they actually develop and patent technologies (such as their cyclonic vacs).
With the current exchange rate, this means it's just short of $10million USD that Samsung wants.
The Dyson suit was filed (and dropped last year). Does Samsung really think their brand was damaged by $10million in under a year over a vacuum cleaner lawsuit?"