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August 24, 2012

Breaking: Jury have reached verdict in Apple v. Samsung patent trial

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The jury certainly didn’t need long to reach there verdict in this lengthy trial. Well the verdict from Judge Lucy Koh’s California court room will enrage Android fans around the world.

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, thought 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.

Samsung are awarded Zero.

I’m sure we can expect this not to be over and the appeal process to begin. Stay tuned for more updates as they come in. It has to be said this has been a bad day at the office for Samsung.

Via – MacRumours

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