The Apple vs Samsung trial has finally reached a conclusion with the jury reaching a verdict after two days of deliberation.
Samsung must pay Apple just over US$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 favour 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 US$672.75.
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 favour 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
Original story by our sister site, Macworld Australia
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