ENGADGET: Apple v. Samsung Jury Finds Apple’s Patents Valid, Awards It More Than $1.05 billion In Damages

Source: Richard Lawler / Engadget

The federal court jury in the patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung has presented its verdict after deliberating for just for 21 hours and 37 minutes following the three week trial. This particular case started with Apple’s lawsuit last April and now the jury’s decision is that Samsung did infringe on Apple’s bounceback patent with all 21 of its products in question. For the patent on pinch-and-zoom, the jury ruled all but three of the devices listed infringed, and more damningly, found that Samsung executives either knew or should have known their products infringed on the listed patents. The jury has also found against Samsung when it comes to Apple’s contours on the back of the iPhone and its home screen GUI. The Galaxy Tab however was found not to have infringed upon Apple’s iPad design patents. The bad news for Samsung continues, as the jury decided that not only did it willfully infringe on five of the seven Apple patents, but it also upheld their validity.

The amount of the damages against Samsung is in: $1,051,855,000.00.

The jury has also ruled that Apple did not infringe upon Samsung’s patents with the iPhone 3G and 3GS, and has awarded it zero dollars in damages.

The jury form consists of many questions (The Guardian has a summarized list) which it is still running through, and of course whatever is decided there will inevitably be appeals. We’ll have more information for you as it become available.


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