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[Holy Crap] Jury Decides In Favor Of Apple, Samsung Must Pay $1 Billion In Damages

Amazing news in the Apple vs. Samsung trial has hit the press. After deliberating for three days, the jury has ruled in favor of Apple. Samsung you’ve been officially pwned by Apple. Thank you for making my day Samsung…

The 9 person jury was required to fill out a large 20 page form, with 700 questions. The three week trial has finally come to an end and the outcome leaves Samsung $1.05 billion poorer.

Ouch Samsung. Apparently (obviously) Samsung willfully infringed on a good handful of patents.Apple was seeking billions in damages, and it looks like that worked out.

I’ve covered different ridiculous ripoffs Samsung has released over the years and it’s no surprise that Apple won this. Samsung even tried to make their smartphones look like the iPhone. Come on, what did they expect would happen?

MacRumors covered the verdict on their liveblog. Here’s there reporting in full:

The jury was asked to fill out a form covering 33 separate questions regarding patents, trade dress, and antitrust.

On the first claim, regarding the ‘381 “bounce back” patent, the jury finds Samsung guilty on all counts. Samsung infringed on Apple’s patent on a wide variety of products.

On Apple’s “pinch and zoom” ‘915 patent, the jury found that Samsung infringed on all but three products.

For the “double-tap to zoom” ‘163 patent, the jury found that Samsung infringed on a wide number of products, but not all.

The jury found that Samsung took actions that it knew or should have known were infringing across the ‘381, ‘915, and ‘163 patents on most, though not on all, counts.

For the ‘677 patent, covering Apple’s trade dress registration of the look of the front of the iPhone, the jury found that Samsung did infringe on most devices, but again, not all.

For the D’087 patent, covering Apple’s trade dress registration of the look of the back of the iPhone, the jury found that Samsung did infringe on some devices, but not all.

For the ‘305 patent, covering the trade dress registration of the iPhone’s home screen, the jury found that Samsung infringed across most devices.

For the D’889 patent, covering the trade dress registration of the iPad’s appearance, the jury found that Samsung’s tablets do not infringe — one of the first victories for Samsung.

On the question of whether Samsung Korea knew or should have known it was inducing US subsidiaries to infringe on the D’677, D’087, D’305 and/or D’889 patents, the jury found in favor of Apple across a wide number of phones and patents, though not on the ‘889 patent regarding the iPad. These two questions are significant for Apple to receive damages.

On the question of whether Samsung’s infringement was willful, the jury again found for Apple on a number of patents and devices.

Finally, the jury ruled that all of Apple’s patents are valid.

Regarding trade dress, Apple has proven that its unregistered iPhone 3G trade dress was protectable, and the jury found that a number of Samsung phone models violated Apple’s trade dress, though not all of them.

Overall, the jury is finding for Apple on most counts.

Regarding damages, the jury finds that Apple should be awarded $1,051,855,000 in damages for willfully violating Apple’s patents and trade dress.

Next up are Samsung’s claims against Apple.

The jury has found for Apple regarding its alleged infringement of Samsung’s utility patents on every claim, however Apple did not prove they were invalid. The jury did not award Samsung any damages.

Finally, Apple did not prove that Samsung violated antitrust obligations regarding its FRAND patents.

Apple did prove that Samsung is barred from enforcing its ‘516 and ‘941 patents.

I hate to say it but Samsung, game over. Now us Apple fanboys will have something to rub in your face for the rest of eternity.

Source: MacRumors

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