Jury orders Samsung to pay $119.6 million; Apple to pay $158,000 in damages for infringing each others Patents


In breaking news, the jury has reached a unanimous verdict in the second Apple vs. Samsung trial.

After three days of deliberations, the jury has found that Samsung willfully infringed on two out of five Apple’s patents. 

The jury has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages, which is significantly lower than the $2.2 billion that Apple was seeking. Samsung argued that it should pay only $38.4 million or $1.75 per device in damages.

The jury found that all Samsung devices infringed on Apple’s ‘647 data detectors patent, while only some Samsung devices were found to have infringed on ‘721, slide-to-unlock. Judge Koh had already found that Samsung had infringed on Apple’s ‘172 autocorrect patent earlier in January.

The jury did not find Samsung devices infringed on ‘959, universal search, or on ‘414, background syncing.

The jury also found that Apple’s FaceTime infringed on Samsung’s 449 patent related to video streaming, and has ordered Apple to pay $158,000 in damages to the Korean company. The jury did not find Apple to infringe on Samsung’s ‘239 patent.

This second lawsuit started on March 31st. Samsung was ordered to pay $1.09 billion in damages to Apple for infringing 6 of its patent in the first lawsuit. It was later revised down to $890 million after a retrial. Google has apparently agreed to cover legal fees and pay potential damages as some patents in the lawsuit, as they are features found in Android operating system.

Today’s judgement is unlikely to end the patent war between the two companies. Both sides are expected to appeal the ruling.

Update 1:

Apple has issued the following statement:

“We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service. Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”

Update 2:

It looks like Samsung may have to pay more than $119.6 million as MacRumors reports that Apple lawyers have identified an error in calculation of damages by the jury. The Galaxy S2 which was found to infringe on Apple’s ‘172 autocorrect received no damages.

[via CNET]

Like this post? Share it!

Categories: Apple News, Featured, Samsung

  • Alan

    I hope this puts an end to the lawsuits between the two companies.

  • Brandon Sturdevant

    I recently sold all my iphones and iProducts for Samsung products and I am glad I did. Samsung is 10x better even without the things they “stole” from you. After reading about the lawsuits, all I could think at first was that it was a fair rivalry.

    Until I read your a*shole thank you message.

    Now that just struck me as desperate. Let me Paraphrase it.

    “Thank you to the jury and court who acted very stupid on our behalf today. The ruling reinforces what everyone has known all along. Our products lack in every way compared to Samsung and we know we are losing by a landslide. We must get them where it hurts before they put us out of business. Oh, and our iPhones are identical every year. Oh, and our iPads are identical to the iPhones just bigger. Oh, the only good product we have are our Macs. But we keep on keepin’ on!”

    Keep on, Apple, keep on.
    You have won this battle.
    You may never win this war.

    • Alan

      Samsung products are 10X better? How much did Samsung pay you to say that?

      • gummykage

        He obviously doesn’t own a single samsung sh!t device lol. Let me guess you some Asian kid that couldn’t afford a real iProduct?

        Samsung = Stupid Asian bootleg lol

        • bcsc

          Yikes Sterling! Watch those or you may be forced to sell the Clippers! Dont take pictures with the blacks and only whites should own iPhones?

        • bcsc

          Funny enough I swore on iPhones until I owned an Acer tablet (true story). A lowly little garbage Acer had way more to offer software wise than my precious iDevice, so yeah Samsung is > Acer and miles above Apple. PS, I’m white.

        • Michigan Mike

          Apple got good products but they lack versatility, Samsung and Microsoft pair up better most products while Apple is one dimension. #Truth

        • Rajon

          a complete “KID”

      • bcsc

        They paid him with their superior hardware and Android software.

    • pAlpha

      Yeah you did? You forgot to trade your brain, still stuck on an iPhone site??!!

  • dude

    Maybe the creators of IRobot should sue apple for not having an imagination and straight up copying their concept and their name.

    Steve Jobs just watched the movie and copied everything he could.

    Not so much innovation whenever you think about that.

  • Toddles

    How many of Apple design points were stolen from the Jailbreak community?