• Apple-Samsung Verdict is in: Apple awarded $1 Billion in damages

    The Apple vs Samsung trial has finally reached a conclusion with the jury reaching a verdict after two days.

    Samsung must pay Apple just over $1 billion for infringing several of its patents in Samsung smartphones and tablets, a California District Court jury decided on Friday.

    The decision was complicated with allegations on three Samsung companies and 20+ devices.

    The jury decided in Apple's favor on an important question -- whether Samsung's infringement was wilful. The jury said the infringement was wilful for 5 out of 7 Apple patents in the case. That could potentially result in the judge tripling the damages award against Samsung.

    Samsung did score at least one victory -- it's Galaxy tabs did not infringe on Apple's 889 design patent, the jury said.

    After the verdict was announced Apple shares (AAPL) jumped 1.44% to 672.75‎ +9.53‎.

    For each patent the jury found:

    - For each of the following products did Samsung (SEC, SEA, STA) infringe claim 19 of /301 patent, Answer for all devices is YES

    - Inducement for patents '381 '915 '163. '381: Yes for all devices. Jury also ruled largely in Apple's favor for its double-tap to zoom patent (163)

    - Patent '915: Yes for 17 devices plus Galaxy Tab, Tab 10.1, and Nexus.

    - Infringement of D'677 patent: Yes for 12 devices. No for Ace.

    - D'305 design patent: SEC: Yes 13 Samsung devices. STA: Yes for 11 Samsung devices.

    - D'889 Patent: No across the board

    - Was Samsung willful in its infringement? D'677 Design Patent: Yes for 10 devices. D'087 Design Patent: Yes for 2 devices, No for 4 devices. D'305: Yes for 8 devices. '889 No for both Galaxy Tab models.

    - Invalidity: 381 Not proven invalid. No across the board. Not a single one proven invalid by Samsung.

    - On to trade dress. Samsung has NOT proven that'893 trade dress is not protectable. Apple has proven only the iPhone 3G trade dress protectable.

    - Home screen patent: All Samsung phones violated.

    - Apple's two-finger scroll patent: All Samsung devices infringing except for two devices.

    - Samsung's claims that Apple patents are invalid: Jury says NO on all patents.

    - Damages: $1 billion, 51 million 855 thousand dollars.

    Now for Samsung's claims against Apple...

    - 711 Patent on iPhone 3G No. '460 on iPhone 3G: no. '711 iPhone 3GS: No, '893 iPhone 3GS No, '460: literally infringement for 3GS: no, '516 No, '460 no across the board. No on all iPod touch

    - Did Apple prove they were invalid? No across the board! No damages so far...

    - Antitrust: Did Apple prove that Samsung breached it's obligations when developing the UTMS standard? NO








    [Source: Macworld, The Verge, 9to5Mac & Twitter]
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