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Jose Fermoso Jose Fermoso is a freelance reporter and researcher. He has written freelance for many tech and business publications. He is a former writer for Wired.com and GigaOm. Loyal Oaklander. Twitter @fermoso.

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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:

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Apple-Samsung Trial: The Verdict Is In

Apple-Samsung Trial: The Verdict Is In

The Apple-Samsung Trial has reached its conclusion. A few minutes ago, we received word the jury has completed the massive verdict form and are ready to announce the verdict.

We’ll keep you up to date as it happens. Check back here.

Apple-Samsung Trial: Check Out The Insane Jury Instruction Form

Apple-Samsung Trial: Check Out The Insane Jury Instruction Form

The Apple-Samsung Jury is thinking hard right about now.

The jury in the Apple-Samsung trial continues its deliberations for a third straight day and there are rumors it will reach a quick verdict resolution before the weekend. But you can forget it. The official jury verdict form is forcing the jurors to consider 773 individual infringement claims at issue.

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Apple vs. Samsung Trial: Was Samsung Treated Unfairly Late In Arguments?

Apple vs. Samsung Trial: Was Samsung Treated Unfairly Late In Arguments?

Samsung may have been treated unfairly when the trial’s magistrate Judge refused to admit new evidence into the case late in the game despite the fact it had allowed Apple to order an earlier sanction against it, a prominent law blog is reporting.

A post in Groklaw.net says Samsung may build a case around the issue of unfairness in an attempt to throw out the verdict if the jury goes against it.

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EFF: Apple-Samsung Trial Is Hurting Innovation, Consumers

EFF: Apple-Samsung Trial Is Hurting Innovation, Consumers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation today issued a statement condemning the Apple-Samsung trial as the latest high-profile case to use patent laws to bludgeon innovation and consumer protection in the U.S.

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Apple-Samsung Trial: Apple’s Closing Evidence [Slides]

Apple-Samsung Trial: Apple’s Closing Evidence [Slides]

A slide from Apple’s closing presentation shows the similarities between iPhone and Galaxy icons.

San Jose, CA — A close look at the presentation of Apple’s closing statement in its trial against Samsung reveals the company has a strong and persuasive argument and may lead to a financial windfall.

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Apple-Samsung Day 12: The Closing Arguments

Locked In Combat

Jury instructions are out of the way and the final phase of the trial begins with the closing arguments of each counsel.

The Judge has come into the courtroom and notes the jury will be delibearting tomorrow starting at 9AM and says they are not allowed to discuss the case with anyone outside of the jury.

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Apple vs.Samsung Trial: The Jury Instructions Are In [Liveblog]

Apple vs.Samsung Trial: The Jury Instructions Are In [Liveblog]

San Jose, CA — Today’s session in the Apple-Samsung trial has begun and Judge Kho is ready to describe the jury instructions to the court and the large public gathered at a Federal courtroom. The judge estimates it may take her more than one hour to recite the full instructions, which run about 20 pages.

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Apple vs. Samsung Trial Day 12 Preview: Jury Instructions and Closing Arguments Start

Apple vs. Samsung Trial Day 12 Preview: Jury Instructions and Closing Arguments Start

The jury will hear instructions to find a verdict for multiple counts of patent infringement claims in today’s court session of the Apple-Samsung trial.  After terms are set, lawyers from each side will gather their final arguments and present them to the jury with the hope of resolving the first skirmish in a series of big legal battles between them.

Only this skirmish is more significant that most. It could end up inflicting very serious financial blows if either one receives a large reward figure or patent nullification. According to financial analysts who testified at the trial last week, a full finding against could cost Samsung upwards of $2.5B and Apple more than $500M. These figures are based on combinations of profit-loss estimates of products sold. The jury can consider and amend these figures as needed. The jury may, for example, choose to give Apple a reward based on the average high-end price point of iPhone applications, at $1.49 an app, as opposed to the median app price of $.99.

But that’s just one possibility. Apple could suffer blows to its lucrative and proprietary touch-screen and mobile technology that has helped push the company towards its current status as the most valuable company in the world.

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Apple-Samsung Trial Day 11: Design Experts Return to Break Samsung Claims

Apple-Samsung Trial Day 11: Design Experts Return to Break Samsung Claims

Karan Singh, Paul Bressler, and Ravin Balakrishnan

With Samsung running out of its allotted testimony time of 25 hours by mid-afternoon, Apple took advantage of its two-hour lead by stacking the stand with a whirlwind of appearances from its design experts including Ravin Balakrishnan and Karan Singh. They testified against Samsung claims of prior art potentially invalidating Apple’s patents.

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