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Jury awards Apple nearly $120 million in latest patent case against Samsung

By Shawn Knight
May 3, 2014
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  1. Despite getting the nod from the jury, it was Apple that ultimately came up short in its latest patent dispute with rival Samsung. After hearing evidence from both sides for nearly a month and deliberating for three days, the four...

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  2. People still BUY overpriced fanboi apple products? lol.

    I thought they were given away free by people upgrading to Windows Phones.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,485   +2,038

    You gotta love this. If you can't beat 'em, sue 'em.
     
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  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,508   +498

    They actually... well uhm... they "beat 'em"!

    PS: Wait for it... "patent-troll" incomming.
     
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,390   +329

    Pretty sure it already happened... ever since apple invented the corner.
     
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  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Apple. Stifling Innovation since 1976.
     
  7. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 84   +10

    Even if Samsung infringed / infringes on Apple patents, it is still in their benefit to do so. The financial gains and the a more level playing field have proven to be far more then the "small" amount awarded by the courts to apple.

    Sure they knew Apple would sue them, and they are happy to let it drag through the courts and continue to make money from it.

    It's like the UPS trucks getting a parking ticket, it's the cost of business.
     
  8. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    This patent should have not been awarded in the first place to any company...
    1) 5,946,647, the "quick links" patent
    2) 8,046,721, the "slide to unlock" patent;
    3) 8,074,172, a word suggestion typing aid patent

    1) err website hyperlink?
    2) a door van?
    3) T9 dictionary???
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,485   +2,038

    Did they? I'm not so sure. Whatever it was that Samsung copied probably made them a lot more money than the chump change they've been ordered to pay. I think everyone is getting sick and tired of the spats between the two. I know I am.
     
  10. BoxCakeNinja

    BoxCakeNinja TS Rookie

    I'm glad that people are finally realizing that Samsung blatantly copies apple. Before that was "they never copies apple blah blah...apple is patent trolling (their patents, THAT THEY OWN)" Now the argument is, "well they copied but, that's the price of business". It's the fans on both sides that makes this entertaining.
     
  11. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    It wasn’t a clear-cut victory for Apple, however, as the jury also ruled that Samsung had one of their patents infringed upon. The award for that ruling is $158,400.

    It takes two to tango :)
     
  12. BoxCakeNinja

    BoxCakeNinja TS Rookie

    May I have this dance?
     
  13. Apple is using the flaws of the system , and probably has a few senators and congressmens on their paycheck . Most of Apple so called innovation are just ideas on paper or they bought smaller companies who already had the technology . USA Patent System should give patents only on proven technology , not just some sketches and a few ides written beside it .
    If you guys remember GSM years , they where not many patent infringements regarding the shape , functionality or what a button does .
    Once Apple got in to the game everything went downhill .
     
  14. Check video above is interesting
     

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