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.