Bloomberg – Apple Inc. (AAPL) won more than $1 billion after a jury found Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) infringed six of seven patents for its mobile devices in a verdict that may lead to a ban on U.S. sales of handheld electronics a judge deems to violate Apple’s rights.
Apple won less than half of what it sought in damages in the first lawsuit to go before a U.S. jury in the fight to dominate the global smartphone market, though U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh may later triple the damages against Samsung under federal law. Samsung avoided a finding of damages for antitrust law violations or breach of contract.
Apple won a verdict of more than $1.05 billion after jurors found Samsung Electronics infringed six of seven patents for mobile devices. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
Koh, who presided over the four-week trial, scheduled a hearing next month to consider Apple’s request to make permanent a ban on U.S. sales of Samsung devices including its Galaxy Tab 10.1 computer, as well as to extend the ban to other Samsung products. Jurors in federal court in San Jose,California, found after just three days of deliberations that Samsung infringed three software patents related to its tablet computer and two of those related to Samsung’s Nexus smartphone.
“This is a huge victory for Apple,” Mark Lemley, a Stanford Law School professor, said in an e-mail. “The verdict is just large enough to be the largest surviving patent verdict in history.”
“Even more important is the injunction Judge Koh is likely to issue,” Lemley said after yesterday’s verdict. “The real question is whether this is enough to derail the momentum the Android ecosystem has gained in the marketplace.”
You korean idiots knew good and well you were stealing shit word for word from Apple’s iphone tech. It was only a matter of time before the world’s most profitable corporate juggernaut in history took out its “bad mother fucker” wallet and bitch slapped you in the face with it then tapped the back back forward forward square circle X button on the PS3 controller for the ultimate mortal combat finishing move. Did you dumbasses honestly think you could lawyer up and get away with it? Ya done, son!