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The federal jury court on Friday ruled for Apple in the well-known smartphone patent infringement case. The Californian jury found Samsung Electronics guilty of infringements of patents that belong to Apple. The court will now have to make certain orders to Samsung, who will most likely appeal the decision.

According to Associated Press news-agency, the jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages. Apple originally demanded $2.5 billion from its No. 1 competitor. The jury did not recommend awarding Samsung any money in its counterclaims that Apple had violated some of its patents, CNN reports.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the jury sorted through 28 different Samsung devices that Apple finds accusing of its patents. Samsung reportedly infringed as many as seven patents and two other related claims, which cover technologies ranging range from the look of on-screen icons to the detection of finger gestures on the touch-screen.

"This is a huge win for Apple. $1,051,855,000 is just large enough to make it the largest surviving patent verdict in history," said Mark Lemley, a Stanford law professor, in an interview with CNN.

Apple accused Samsung of copying the iPhone smartphone design and technologies used to make it possible with its Galaxy-series and other devices back in 2011. Samsung, in its turn, accused Apple of other infringements of its patents. The legal clashes between the two consumer electronics giants have been ongoing since then.

No official details have been released by press-time.

Tags: Apple, Samsung, iPhone, iPad


Comments currently: 15
Discussion started: 08/24/12 06:14:03 PM
Latest comment: 08/28/12 01:48:42 AM
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Booo! I hope they appeal this ruling.
6 3 [Posted by: RtFusion  | Date: 08/24/12 06:14:03 PM]

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3 15 [Posted by: redeemer  | Date: 08/24/12 06:19:41 PM]
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It's just plain stupid. Apple simply uses the retarded US patent system to gain unfair competitive advantage. It's benefitial for Apple's shareholders only. No one buys a Samsung instead of an iPhone or an iPad by accident which they claim. Innovation never lasts for eternity, you have to keep coming up with newer and newer innovative products and services to lead the market. These lawsuits are signs of the Jobs empire's fall.
10 3 [Posted by: Martian  | Date: 08/24/12 09:34:05 PM]
Copy what like an obvious shape like a rectangle with rounded edges. A rectangle is already invented by someone else. Rounded edges already been done. Look at motherboards. Motherboards were once with edges that come to a point. Now motherboards comes with rounded edges.

Another obvious is multi-touch screens. Somebody else already invent it and that was 1984 for proper multi-touch. That is before Apple patent it. In 1983 designs, closely match Apple's or Apple close match those 1983 designs. Apple copy the design.

Samsung are original but Apple took that away. People is too keen to Apple. All what Apple does is take chewing gum, duct tape, and string then polish them to look better than competitors. Apple can only be a copy-cat. Apple only has the polishing. When the polishing expires people will see the real Apple which Apple can not design that is original.
6 2 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 08/24/12 09:35:01 PM]
Apple is (was) good at creating craze about their products by putting all those things together and advertising them the right way. This is a form of innovation. But that's it. It is not something that they deserve protection for. And actually I'm happy about the outcome of this whole thing, it's going to blow the screwed up patent system. Samsung is too big to step on their toes like this.
2 0 [Posted by: Martian  | Date: 08/25/12 08:45:09 PM]
TED - TED - Embrace the Remix, "Everyone copies everyone":

The US patent system is outdated; it actually allows the large firms to keep smaller players from competing because small and mid-size companies cannot afford the constant lawsuits filed against them by multi-billion dollar companies.

There are certain viable reasons for patents such as the pharmaceutical company drug patents. However, you should't be able to patent how a phone looks or multi-touch technology!!! That's the most idiotic patent system ever.
7 4 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 08/25/12 08:55:57 AM]
Hey, I did not hire the dumb asses that make up the patent office. The lobbyists did that. The lobbyist are made up of corporations. The corporations owns the patent office. The US patent system is a spaghetti mess.
2 0 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 08/25/12 06:25:44 PM]

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3 7 [Posted by: TeemuMilto  | Date: 08/24/12 09:48:12 PM]
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you've already used a samsung smartphone, half of the iphone is samsung and the other one is chinese.
4 2 [Posted by: Yorgos  | Date: 08/25/12 02:27:40 AM]

To be honest, the fine is stupid. Apple didn't invent multi-touch screen, gpu, cpu, gps, accelerometer, sound ,etc. The only thing Samsung copied big time was the phone shape (almost identical to iPhone) and also how the OS looked on the phone (another Apple ripp off). But to be honest, entire Android OS is kinda an iOS ripp off...
3 2 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 08/25/12 04:00:50 AM]
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The entire android OS is not even close to iOS. The only reason they look somewhat alike is due to Samsungs TouchWiz UI onto of android. Stock android looks nothing like iOS. Please also don't tell me that Apple made the drag down notifications bar, that's been on Android since the beginning.
2 1 [Posted by: Kikkoman  | Date: 08/26/12 08:48:37 PM]

Samsung have won in most other countries including their own Aus. and Europe it only goes to show that the US is divorcing itself from the world and any competition.
7 1 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 08/25/12 04:23:40 AM]

So basically the jury thinks someone would accidentally buy a Galaxy instead of an iPhone because they look similar. Wow...
5 1 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 08/25/12 03:44:12 PM]

Does anyone know if Apple still uses Samsung parts in the Iphone 4/4s, Cause if so I know what I would be doing if I were Samsung, Raising the prices! lol
1 1 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 08/27/12 12:00:26 AM]

Seems that the u.s. jurors are in for a real hiding (which they deserve), cant wait for the high court to throw this travesty out and the joke that is the u.s. patent system dismantled
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 08/28/12 01:48:42 AM]


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