After a very dramatic legal battle between two leading smartphone makers, the jury consisting of nine people — seven men and two women — in the Apple v. Samsung trial has reached a verdict. It didn’t take very long, but we should hear shortly of what that verdict is. Oh the suspense!
Update: The jury rules that Samsung has infringed on Apple’s patents with the following devices: Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galasy Ace, Prevail, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1, The Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerie, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Transform, and Vibrant in various claims. The majority of these devices are listed as infringing in nearly every claim. These include two-finger scroll, rubber band scrolling, and other patents mainly regarding UI.
Update 2: Should Samsung have known it was infringing on Apple’s patents? The jury rules that yes, it should have, for every single phone except the two Galaxy Tab devices. The following question asked if the infringment was willful and the jury ruled that yes, it was, for 5 of 7 of Apple’s patents.
Update 3: Samsung claimed Apple’s patents were invalid. Jury says no they are not. The jury says Samsung also “diluted” Apple’s iPhone trade dress with some of its products, but not all.
Update 4: Damages are in! Samsung owes $1.51855 million for Galaxy Tab 10.1, $80.4 million for Captivate, $16.399 million for Continuum, $50.67 million for Droid Charge, $130.4 million for Epic 4G, $143 million for Fascinate, $57.867 million for Galaxy Prevail, $40.4 million for Galaxy S II on AT&T, $83.7 million for Galaxy S II on T-Mobile, $100.325 million for Epic 4G, $32.273 million for Galaxy S II Skyrocket, $22.21 million for Showcase, $1.966 million for Galaxy Tab, $833K for Tab 10.1 WiFi, $219K for 4G Galaxy Tab, $4 million for Gem, $16 million for Indulge, $44 million for Infuse 4G, $2 million for Intercept, $53.123 million for Mesmerize, $1 million for Nexus S 4G, $3.350 million for Replenish, and $86 million for Vibrant. Has Samsung proven Apple infringed on its utility patent claims? No on all counts. Did Apple prove Samsung violated the Sherman Antitrust Act? No.
Total damages owed by Samsung to Apple:
$1.05 billion. (Samsung’s Q2 2012 operating profit: $5.86 billion)
[UPDATE] Damages have been revised. Total damages owed by Samsung to Apple: $1,049,343,540
Update 5: Hello, Salt. Meet wound. Samsung’s counter suit of Apple violating 6 of its patents has been denied. Apple owes no damages to Samsung.
See you in appeals court!