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Jury rules against Samsung in Apple case, orders it to pay over $1B in damages!

The Apple v Samsung saga had seemed interminable for the best part of the recent past, to say the least. Now, barely 3 days after both Apple and Samsung put in their closing statements for the case, the jury has ruled against Samsung. The Korean company has a big problem in its hands - the jury has found it guilty of patent infringement in practically all its devices, and it will have to cough up a whopping $1.049 billion dollars in damages.

 

 

While the figure being quoted isn't anywhere close to the $2.5 billion figure quoted by Apple, the implications of the verdict could be far reaching for other Android manufacturers such as HTC.

 

The full details of the patents Samsung was adjudged to have infringed are as follows:

 

 

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  • For patent ’381, which describes the bouncy “rubber band” effect that occurs when scrolling on Apple devices, the jury found the following devices were guilty of infringement: The Samsung Captivate, the Continuum, the Droid Charge, the Exhibit 4G, the Galaxy Ace, the Prevail, Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Tab, the Gem, the Indulge, the Infuse 4G, the Mesmerize, the Nexus S, the Replenish and the Vibrant.
  • For patent ’163, which describes both double-tap zooming and centering technology on Apple devices, the jury found the follow devices guilty: The Droid Charge, the Epic 4G, the Exhibit 4G, the Fascinate, the Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy Prevail, the Galaxy X, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Infuse 4G, the Mesmerize, the Fascinate and the Replenish.
  • For patent ’915, which describes technology for pinch-to-zoom capabilities and one-fingered scrolling on Apple devices, the jury found that the following devices were guilty of patent infringement: The Samsung Captivate, the Continuum, the Droid Charge, the Epic 4G, the Exhibit, the Fascinate, Galaxy Prevail, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S II, the, Galaxy Tab, Tab 10.1, the Gem, the Indulge, the Infuse 4G, the Intercept, the Mesmerize, Nexus S, the Transform, and the Vibrant.
  • For patent ’677, a design patent that describes trade dress registration on the front of the iPhone, the jury found the following devices guilty: The Samsung Fascinate, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S II, the Epic 4G Touch, the Skyrocket, the Showcase, the Infuse 4G, the Mesmerize, and the Vibrant.
  • For patent ’087, a design patent that describes trade dress registration of the back of the iPhone, the jury found the following devices guilty: The Samsung i9000 Galaxy S, the Galaxy S 4G and the Vibrant.
  • For patent ’305, a design patent that describes trade dress registration for the iPhone’s home screen and icons, the jury found the following devices guilty: The Samsung Captivate, the Continuum, the Droid Charge, the Epic 4G, the Fascinate, the Galaxy S 4G, the Gem, the Indulge, the Infuse 4G, the Mesmerize and the Vibrant."

Samsung has claimed that it will be appealing against the rather harsh judgment passed against it soon enough, which means that this saga is nowhere near being done yet. But, as it stands, Samsung faces a massive defeat in terms of both its damages, and the costs for redesigning its smartphones bottom-up.

 

 

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