Accountant Terry Musika, citing Samsung records and testifying as
an Apple expert witness, estimated that $8.16 billion in revenue,
or 22.7 million of those total unit sales over that two-year
period, came from products that infringed Apple patents, such as
the first Galaxy S smartphone in July 2010. Samsung earned roughly
35.5 percent gross profit margin on that revenue, between June
2010 through March 2012, Musika said.
“It’s not me sitting at a desk with a calculator,” Musika, a
former KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers accounting partner, told
“There are literally hundreds of millions of calculations,” he
said, adding that it took more than $1.75 million to employ a team
of 20 programmers, accountants, statisticians and economists to
work out damages over a plethora of gadgets.
$1.75 million just to tabulate the damages.