Apple-Samsung Trial: Staggering Rout Shown In Final Verdict Form

Apple-Samsung Trial: Staggering Rout Shown In Final Verdict Form

Apple won the patent infringement trial against Samsung and received a huge damages sum.

Apple’s victory in its patent trial against Samsung is already a few hours old but the shock of the damage tally is still hard to shake off. The final figure of $1,049,393,540.00 is a staggering rebuke of Samsung’s design and manufacturing process and may force the company toward more original ideas.

The completed jury verdict form, released late Friday night and attached below, reveals the Korean company maybe never really had a chance to win the case.

Looking step-by-step at the sheet shows how obvious many of the infringement claims were to the jury. On the very first finding, the jury found Samsung infringed claim 19 of the ‘381 patent on all 21 accused products, across all three divisions. On the fifth, the infringement of the D’677 patent, the jury found all products had key binding copycat elements, the sole exception being the Galaxy Ace phone. The same clean sweep is found in decisions for the D’305 patent. So it seems once the jury decided a series of phones infringed a specific patent, they voted for damages across the board. And like a stack of dominoes, once one claim fell, they all went down to Apple.

The same clear-headed findings are seen in the answers to Samsung’s utility patent claims. Essentially, the jury never bought Samsung’s claims that Apple stole from touch-sensitive products created before 2007. Maybe they should have found a few touch products that actually looked like phones as opposed to large projection systems that needed separate sensors to work.

Check out the full verdict form below and tell us what you think about the verdict in the comments.

Apple-Samsung Trial: Staggering Rout Shown In Final Verdict Form

The jury needed to check off claims of infringement for each individual phone named in the suit. So a damage figure was attached to each phone depending on how much the jury felt it had copied Apple’s patents.

Full Jury Final Verdict FormApple-Samsung Trial: Staggering Rout Shown In Final Verdict Form

  • ddevito

    Just wait for Google to unleash Moto’s insane patent portfolio, this isn’t over – and that’s unfortunate.

  • hanhothi

    The Jury seemed totally biased to me. But I guess we could expect an American Jury, in the US to uphold US patents, no matter how obvious or absurd they are. Swipe to Unlock? Pinch to Zoom? I seem to remember using Tap to Zoom on my HP iPAQ back in 2003! The American Patent system is broken!

  • Tcphoto1

    The verdict is not shocking at all, the damages are. Apple gave Samsung a number of opportunities to settle but they refused. Perhaps it’s time to find another vendor for displays, memory and other parts that they make for Apple. The 1.05 Billion would go a long way in building your own factories.

  • PhilRead
  • MrPeabody

    Makes me wonder how objective the Korean court’s verdict was. Hmmm

  • BWinski

    Original thought is hard…

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