Friday, August 24, 2012

Jury finds Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple`s patents

AllthingsD is reporting that today a federal jury in San Jose, California found Samsung guilty of infringing on a number of Apple patents and that the Korean electronics giant should pay more than $1 billion in damages.
The jury’s verdict, which is now being read, finds Samsung guilty of most of the charges, which cover various utility patents. The jury also found Samsung guilty of violating various design patents held by Apple, though not for every phone that Apple had accused. It also said that several Samsung phones diluted the value of the “trade dress” for Apple’s iPhone.

Justice prevails

Verdict scorecard:
* Jury finds Samsung infringement of Apple utility, design patents for some (though not all) products
* Jury upholds Apple utility, design patents
* Jury upholds Apple trade dress '983
* Jury finds Samsung "diluted" Apple's registered iPhone, iPhone 3 and "Combination iPhone" trade dress on some products, not on others
* No Apple infringement of Samsung utility patents
* Jury found Samsung violated antitrust law by monopolizing markets related to the UMTS standard

* $1.05 billion in TOTAL damages assessed to Samsung
* No damages against Apple from Samsung's countersuit

more here

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