Jury awards Apple $290 million in patent infringement case against Samsung

By on November 21, 2013, 6:00 PM
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Apple on Thursday was awarded $290 million in patent damages from Samsung by a federal jury. The judgment brings the total that Apple is owed to more than $900 million in the case which includes a separate verdict from last year.

The six-woman, two-man jury starting hearing the case last week in which Apple claimed Samsung copied technology from the iPhone and iPad. Cupertino argued that Samsung owed nearly $380 million in damages based on lost profits and profit that Samsung earned while selling the offending devices as well as royalties.

Samsung fought back with claims that Apple inflated the value of their patents. They also reiterated the importance of consumer choice and concluded that damages should not exceed $52 million.

The jury ultimately decided that Samsung was guilty of patent infringement on 13 smartphones and tablets which includes features like pinch-to-zoom and bounce back. It was their belief that Samsung didn’t provide the evidence necessary to counter Apple’s claims.

The jury forewoman said the entire panel agreed the ruling would set precedent for future patent laws and if they didn’t award Apple much money, it would only show other companies that it is alright to infringe on patents.

Naturally, Apple praised the verdict and said it showed Samsung that copying has a cost. Samsung, meanwhile, called the verdict disappointing and promised to appeal the decision.

The devices in question are all older models that have long since been replaced.




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2 people like this | Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

Would be funny if they paid them in nickles...

Acespaces Acespaces said:

Definitely would be funny if they did pay them in nickels but sadly that story is from a fake news sight known for comedy and memes.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Would be funny if they paid them in nickles...

Pay them in Bitcoins, just before the value plummets. Or better yet pay them in these.

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

They should pay Apple with Samsung stock options

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

Meanwhile samsung delivered the money owed in coined change.

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

Meanwhile samsung delivered the money owed in coined change.

I said it would be funny if they did. As another user noted, this story was false, as I believed it to be as well. For you, I found this link...

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Guest said:

Another nail in the coffin of innovation! The jury obviously consisted of Apple fanboys who just want to prevent Samsung's innovation! Samsung did not steal Apple's ideas and concepts, they INNOVATED them. They defined a new meaning for innovation. Like Microsoft before them, when they innovated Windows' features from Apple's operating system.

Guest said:

Again this proves nothing and still does nothing. Samsung still has never paid anything to Apple and likely never will. Samsung and Apple earlier this year signed a deal worth one billion dollars, the same amount as the lawsuit from last year.

These lawsuits by and from each other doesn't do anything to either. They will just work it all out in deals no matter the verdict. Neither has or will ever be affected by any would be jury.

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Again this proves nothing and still does nothing. Samsung still has never paid anything to Apple and likely never will. Samsung and Apple earlier this year signed a deal worth one billion dollars, the same amount as the lawsuit from last year.

These lawsuits by and from each other doesn't do anything to either. They will just work it all out in deals no matter the verdict. Neither has or will ever be affected by any would be jury.

You're right. Apple will keep the courts busy for years arguing against Samsung with Samsung countering with appeals and trying to get the USPTO to strike the patents which are broad in scope. And it's looking like the U.S. Patent Office might agree with Samsung and invalidate Apple key patent in this case.

Guest said:

Seriously? This is still news? Jobs is dead, too bad his ridiculous patents didn't die with him. Oh well, corporations continue to battle over controlling the world.

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