Apple-Samsung Trial Verdict: Apple Wins Big, Jury Awards Apple $1 Billion Plus

Apple-Samsung Trial Verdict: Apple Wins Big, Jury Awards Apple $1 Billion Plus

In a surprisingly quick judgement, the jury in the Apple-Samsung trial found Samsung infringed several of Apple’s patents and awarded the Cupertino company more than $1 Billion in damages.

Here are the decisions:

— On the question of patents on the bounce-back technology featured in Galaxy line of smartphones immediately following the launch of the iPhone, Samsung is liable.

— On the question of pinch-and-zoom technologies, mostly based on one-and-two fingered control, the jury finds Samsung is guilty. Not all of the phones and tablets have been tagged as liable but many of them. (The damage figures could be huge.)

— On the question of tap and zoom technologies, Samsung is guilty. There are fewer devices dinged.

— Jury finds Samsung should have known that its divisions were enabling infringement actions.

— Jury finds Samsung DID NOT infringe iPad patents. That’s one on the column for Samsung.

— On the question of UI, mostly based on the iconography of the front screen of the iPhone, the jury finds Samsung guilty.

— This might be the biggest one so far: On the question of willfulness on most of the infringement of patents, the jury finds Samsung guilty as well.

— The jury ultimately upholds most of Apple’s patents. Samsung is barred by “patent exhaustion” from using patents 516 and 941. In the original instruction form Apple denied “infringed claims asserted by Samsung” and argued claims asserted by Samsung were invalid. The jury agreed.

— The jury decides against awarding Samsung any damages. Zero.

— The jury finds Samsung did not break Apple’s anti-trust exception.

— After reviewing the verdict, Judge Koh noted discrepancies that wrongly gave Apple more money than it deserved. The first is a judgement on the Galaxy Tab. There was no infringement for the Tab patent but the jury had given more than $200,000 in damages. A second problem involved a trade dress judgement, which involves more than 2M dollars. Considering the judgement leveled more than a Billion dollars upon Samsung, a 2M dollar saving is strictly irrelevant.

The final damage amount is $1,049,343,540.

DAMAGES AWARDED TO APPLE PER PHONE

Samsung Prevail: $57,000,000.00

Samsung Infused: $44,792,974.00

Samsung Replenish: $3,350,256.00… more to come.

The jury has reached a verdict in the Apple-Samsung trial and we’ll update with comments from reactions from tech luminaries from around the web.

  • conroyimaging

    In your face Samsung!

  • lambaline

    Take that Samsung!

  • Jimmy Pesto

    Damages: 1 billion, 51 million 855 thousand dollars

    Beating Cult of Mac to posting it: :)

  • Jimmy Pesto

    More than $57 million for the Prevail alone. Infused 4G: $44,792,974

  • Jimmy Pesto

    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: No across the board
    iPod touch? No across the board. Not a thing on Samsung’s utility patents.

    Damages from Samsung to Apple: zero.

    Has Apple proven by a preponderance of the evidence that Samsung is barred by patent exhaustion from enforcing the following Samsung patents against Apple?
    ‘516: Yes, ‘941: Yes. Both decisions for Apple.

    Apple didn’t win everything, but it won 1 billion, 51 million 855 thousand dollars.

    And I had fun posting the firm stats on Cult of Mac before the Cult of Mac staff did. :)

  • copperbum

    what sort of effect will this have on the industry as a whole?

  • Jimmy Pesto

    what sort of effect will this have on the industry as a whole?

    Uh… not much of one at all. Samsung will have to update their UIs and go back to the drawing board on some devices, and obviously throw 1 billion+ down the toilet, but that’s it. This doesn’t affect the industry at all, that’s just dumb. Now, if this had been something where Apple sued every device maker (Nokia, Blackberry, all Android makers, and I mean everybody) and Apple still won this way, THEN it might affect the whole industry. But that’s not happening ever. Don’t be an idiot.

  • mrzhr

    Apple forever!!!

  • Alfred2612
    what sort of effect will this have on the industry as a whole?

    This doesn’t affect the industry at all, that’s just dumb….. Don’t be an idiot.

    Er, well, speaking as someone who once worked in the legal field for a number of years, and at the risk of being a “dumb” “idiot”, I disagree.

    The result, including the spectacular $1BLN award, may indeed make other manufacturers think twice about using each other’s patents without permission, especially those held by Apple. It may make directors wary of doing so in the future, and allow their own engineers to try out their own inventions instead of merely being ordered by the suits to copy Apple’s lead. We may slowly start to see more new and unique designs appearing, especially on Android.

    The judgment will likely be used as a legal precedent by Apple in the future to defend their IP against other companies in other lawsuits. This is almost guaranteed.

    The judgment will also prompt companies which have not licensed Apple’s patents to start doing so, or even to start settling pending lawsuits with Apple, for fear of getting a similar judgement against them. I’m sure Google’s lawyers are watching the events very carefully for this very reason.

    So yes, the judgment will certainly effect the industry as a whole. However, Samsung have the option to appeal the decision, so it’s not over yet. The tables may yet turn against Apple.

  • ddevito

    Stupid iSheep don’t realize this hurts everyone

    Stupid.

  • ddevito
    Where’s my pal, The Truth Hurts? I’m sure he’ll be enthused at this outcome. This one is for you champ!!

    And now children, this is an example of what happens when your steal others work. Back to the drawing board samsuck. You’ll have to find someone else to steal from now. So sad for you.

    Go ??????!!!!!!!!

    Wrong. You ignorant fool. And all you other sheep, this hurts you too.

  • copperbum
    what sort of effect will this have on the industry as a whole?

    Uh… not much of one at all. Samsung will have to update their UIs and go back to the drawing board on some devices, and obviously throw 1 billion+ down the toilet, but that’s it. This doesn’t affect the industry at all, that’s just dumb. Now, if this had been something where Apple sued every device maker (Nokia, Blackberry, all Android makers, and I mean everybody) and Apple still won this way, THEN it might affect the whole industry. But that’s not happening ever. Don’t be an idiot.

    Hey, thanks for your prompt and informative response… Not. I was just asking a question you uptight wanker. Just because you could Google the results faster than CoM posted them doesn’t make you a expert on the field, or give you the right to speak in a condescending tone.

  • Ali M. Fawaz

    Without Apples technologies in their products, Samsung’s Smartphones will start to fail…. Watch them fall!

  • Jimmy Pesto
    what sort of effect will this have on the industry as a whole?

    Uh… not much of one at all. Samsung will have to update their UIs and go back to the drawing board on some devices, and obviously throw 1 billion+ down the toilet, but that’s it. This doesn’t affect the industry at all, that’s just dumb. Now, if this had been something where Apple sued every device maker (Nokia, Blackberry, all Android makers, and I mean everybody) and Apple still won this way, THEN it might affect the whole industry. But that’s not happening ever. Don’t be an idiot.

    Hey, thanks for your prompt and informative response… Not. I was just asking a question you uptight wanker. Just because you could Google the results faster than CoM posted them doesn’t make you a expert on the field, or give you the right to speak in a condescending tone.

    Hey, thanks for the relevant… wait a second… Yeah, none of that was relevant.

    Sorry I shared info, bro, and I clearly didn’t realize having a sense of humour about it wasn’t allowed by you! I will think first next time! :)

  • Jimmy Pesto
    what sort of effect will this have on the industry as a whole?

    This doesn’t affect the industry at all, that’s just dumb….. Don’t be an idiot.

    Er, well, speaking as someone who once worked in the legal field for a number of years, and at the risk of being a “dumb” “idiot”, I disagree.

    The result, including the spectacular $1BLN award, may indeed make other manufacturers think twice about using each other’s patents without permission, especially those held by Apple. It may make directors wary of doing so in the future, and allow their own engineers to try out their own inventions instead of merely being ordered by the suits to copy Apple’s lead. We may slowly start to see more new and unique designs appearing, especially on Android.

    The judgment will likely be used as a legal precedent by Apple in the future to defend their IP against other companies in other lawsuits. This is almost guaranteed.

    The judgment will also prompt companies which have not licensed Apple’s patents to start doing so, or even to start settling pending lawsuits with Apple, for fear of getting a similar judgement against them. I’m sure Google’s lawyers are watching the events very carefully for this very reason.

    So yes, the judgment will certainly effect the industry as a whole. However, Samsung have the option to appeal the decision, so it’s not over yet. The tables may yet turn against Apple.

    That right there, however, is relevant.

    And that’s realistic as to how this will affect the industry; mostly in a positive way that encourages (or enforces, I’ll leave that choice of words up to you) other device manufacturers and developers to do things in ways that Apple doesn’t. A more competitive market, which should (should is the keyword here) benefit consumers more than anyone else. More choices, more unique devices, etc., as opposed to 99% (okay, fine, 60-70%) of tablets/smartphones just feeling like cheap Apple products the way it is now.

    Main point I was getting at is that this simply won’t be a giant industry crushing move like people are acting. And that’s what really dumb.

  • John

    I think they should go after Nickelodeon next for the similarities between the Pear pad and Pear phone.

  • Jdsonice

    Screw you Samsung!

  • ali_plus

    Total number of damages now down to $1,049,343,540

  • iSteve

    Now I’m sure the name is going to be Shamesung!!!!

    Steve Jobs, this victory is for you and the whole loved Apple Family….

  • Dan Law

    There are over 30 Android handsets manufacturers all around the world, included those Chinese one that even Mr. Cook himself have NEVER hear before such as Meizu, Xiaomi and Beidou. Plus, more and more manufacturers such as Coby and Nikon would chose the Android Open Source operating system. Samsung is just a tip of the iceberg. I just want to see how Apple reacts in regard to the domination of Android and Tim Cook must use the money of the fine to plan his vacation after his retirement as Apple’s era will soon end (for one more time)!

  • Dys_Parrot

    I swear the next person who says this will “stifle innovation” I will punch in the face. How is Apple creating new products and other companies COPYING them innovation? That’s the OPPOSITE of innovation. If Samsung wants to be a great company then create something new.

    The problem is that all the visionless CEO’s have thrown up their hands and admitted that only Apple can create something new because R&D takes too much effort. If Samsung can’t float unless they STEAL, then they deserve to die so someone who CAN innovate will fill the void.

  • baby_Twitty

    Who’s the boss now? LOL SamSuckers!

    Google Android, you are NEXT. Prepare your toothless lawyers now. HAHAHA

  • Koban4max

    Without Apples technologies in their products, Samsung’s Smartphones will start to fail…. Watch them fall!

    You do know Apple used SS’s products to make phones and all that, right?

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