Following three days of deliberations the jury in the second Apple v. Samsung patent trial reached a verdict. They found that Samsung infringed on two of the five patents involved in the lawsuit. For the infringed patents, the jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million.
Apple had argued that Samsung should pay $2.2 billion in damages for the infringement of five separate iPhone patents. Samsung argued that Apple infringed on two of its patents, asking for $6.2 million in damages.
The first verdict was for patent 5,946,647,Apple’s autocorrect text entry system. Samsung was found guilty of infringing on this patent for all devices listed in the suit.
Second up was patent 6,847,959, for a search system that can locate local and Internet-based data simultaneously. Samsung was found not guilty of infringing the patent.
Patent number three was 7,761,414, which deals with data synchronization, such as iCloud. Samsung was found not guilty of infringing this patent.
The fourth verdict involved patent 8,046,721, which covers the “slide to unlock” gesture-based unlock screen. Samsung was found to have infringed on some of their devices, but not all.
The fifth and final patent verdict involved patent number 8,074,172, which deals with how autocorrect suggests words. The jury found Samsung guilty of infringing this patent.
The jury found that Samsung owed only $119,625,000 in damages to Apple – well below the $2 billion the iPhone maker was seeking.
As for Samsung’s patent infringement charges against Apple, Samsung won $158,400 for Apple’s infringement of its ‘449 patent, while no infringement was found on the Korean company’s ‘239 property.
As is normal in cases such as this, the jury’s verdict will almost certainly be appealed, and the fun will continue…