Apple Vs. Samsung Trial: Verdict In Apple’s Favor, Samsung Ordered to Pay More Than $1 Billion In Damages

Apple vs Samsung

That was surprisingly quick! The jury in the landmark case between Apple and Samsung have reached a verdict in just the third day of deliberations.

Apple and Samsung’s lawyers made their concluding arguments to the jury few days back, summing up the testimonies and evidences presented by both parties.

The Verge is in the court room and are live blogging the proceedings.

We’ll update the post as soon as more details are available. Who do you think will win the case?

Judge Koh has entered the court. She will be taking a looking at the verdict form to check for inconsistencies.

Samsung has requested 30 minutes to go through the jury results, before the judge dismisses the jury. The Judge and Apple have both agreed.

The jury is coming in. This is nerve-racking.

“Has the jury reached a verdict?” “Yes.”

Samsung guilty of infringing the “bounce back” ‘381 patent on all counts.

Samsung guilty of infringing the “pinch and zoom” ‘915 patent on a number of devices, but not all.

Samsung guilty of infringing the “double-tap to zoom” ‘163 patent on a number of devices, but not all.

The jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing ‘677 patent, covering Apple’s trade dress registration of the look of the front of the iPhone on a number of devices, but not all.

The jury found Samsung guilty of infringing D’087 patent, covering Apple’s trade dress registration of the look of the back of the iPhone, on some devices, but not all.

The jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing ‘305 patent, covering the trade dress registration of the iPhone’s home screen, across most devices.

Finally some reprieve for Samsung. The jury did not find Samsung guilty of infringing D’889 patent, covering the trade dress registration of the iPad’s appearance.

The jury also found in favor of Apple on the question whether Samsung Korea knew or should have known that their US subsidiary was infringing on patents e D’677, D’087, D’305 and/or D’889 patents, across many phones but not on the ‘889 patent regarding the iPad.

The jury also found Apple’s patents are valid.

The jury has just ruled that Apple should be awarded $1,051,855,000 in damages for willfully violating Apple’s patents and trade dress.

Samsung’s claims:

The jury did not find Apple infringing on any of Samsung’s patents.

Apple did not prove that Samsung violated antitrust obligations regarding its FRAND patents.

Apple did prove that Samsung is barred from enforcing its ‘516 and ‘941 patents.

Apple was seeking $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung for infringing its patents, while Samsung claimed damages of $500 million for its wireless communication technology related patents.

Apple did not win everything, but the verdict was heavily in their favor. Samsung is very likely to appeal the verdict.

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