Samsung to pay Apple $119 million in damages for double patent infringement

Samsung to pay Apple 9 million in damages for double patent infringementIt worked! My time machine worked! An entirely impartial jury in Apple’s home territory of California has deemed the South Korean invaders at Samsung guilty of patent infringement. Wait a minute; what do you mean it’s still 2014?

Actually, the latest victory for Apple over Samsung is significantly less brutal, coming in initially at $119 million compared to circa $1 billion back in 2012.

After three days of contemplation, the jury determined that Samsung had infringed on two Apple patents, specifically pertaining to “quick links”, which turns addresses and phone numbers into actionable links, and good old “slide to unlock”.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was the biggest culprit, accounting for more than $52 million of the damages awarded to Apple.

And while $119 million is significantly less than the $2.191 billion Apple was originally looking for, it’ll easily cover the $158,400 bill for Samsung’s countersuit, which successfully alleged that several iDevices had infringed on a patent pertaining to photo galleries.

"We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service. Today's ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: that Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products," boasted Apple in an official statement.

"We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers."

We very much doubt that this will be the end of the story. The aforementioned 2012 trial saw subsequent hearings that shaved several million off Apple’s victory cheque. And indeed the California jury is still to deliver a verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S2. Stay tooned.

via: The Verge

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JanSt / MOD  May. 6, 2014 at 10:54

Impartial, partial.... Dudes, get over it.
Last year the world and certainly ALL of Florida prejudged and condemned to hell
George Zimmerman - just like Casey Anthony before that. THE WORLD "KNEW" they were guilty and then some. Without waiting for a trial. Oh, oops. Because in both cases the juries told the world, the prosecution/s just didn't have a case.... Whatever the truth may be. So, hey. It's not all that clear. The West Memphis 3 were sentenced on their Satanic hometurf, even though they were most certainly innocent.

Let us leave the stupid law punditry to Nancy Grace and Geraldo, okay?

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