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Jury Finds Samsung Infringed on Some Apple Patents – Awards Apple $119.6M

Jury Finds Samsung Infringed on Some Apple Patents – Awards Apple $119.6M

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.

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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…

(Via 9to5Mac)

  1. So, this is the second time that Samsung has been found guilty of infringing Apple’s patents. The next time they’re found guilty will be strike three, and they should be fined half of their net worth. These slaps on the wrist are only teaching them “it’s ok, go for it, you’ll only get a slap on the wrist”.

    1. J. Glenn Künzler J. Glenn Kunzler says:


    2. GifCo says:

      Your an idiot! Apple has also for the 3rd or 4th time been found of infringing on Samsung and other android patents! So apple should also be fined half their net worth you hypocrite!

      1. Name-calling is a sign of a small mind.

        1. luke says:

          No, he’s right..
          You’re an idiot.
          Didn’t you read that apple was also found guilty of using Samsungs patented ideas? I know it was snuck in at the end of the article so I wouldn’t blame you if you missed it. Why do you think ONLY samsung should be fined half of their net worth when both companies in this case got caught ‘steeling’ ideas?
          Take your blinkers off your eyes. The only people benefiting from all these (pathetic) patents are the lawyers.
          Fair enough that you should be able to patent certain things to protect your product, but the amount of pathetic patents these companies have on software needs to be looked into by people that understand software.

          1. luke says:

            Btw… Apple always stated that they’d NEVER make a phone with a bigger display then 3.5 inches. Then 4 inches was the absolute max right?
            Everyone knows this as those in change are recorded saying it.
            So is apple now copying every other manufacturer that has made a larger display?
            Is apple now ‘steeling’ money from these manufacturers?
            Maybe it’s time to give apple a taste of their own medicine and take THEM to court.
            Consumers need variety not a monopoly.

        2. Jim775A says:

          Not when your wrong and GifCo is right. Apple seems only capable of winning with a court in its home country. Anywhere else in the world Apple is loosing court battles about the SAME patents. What does that tell you? I cant wait to see if Apple’s patents, that should never have been granted, are invalidated when they investigate and fix the broken patent system which Apple are exploiting.

  2. TheBeeNet says:

    This is a hugely biased article. It’s all about what Samsung did and little about what Apple done. Apple only wins on the home court but world wide is another story entirety. Like Jim577A said in another article: where delusional ifans are I will be there.

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