Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $1 Billion for Patent Infringement

After only two and a half days of deliberation, the jury hearing Apple's patent case against Samsung has returned a verdict. The jury of seven men and two women has ruled in favor of Apple, agreeing that Samsung infringed on all of Apple's utility patents and three of the four design patents related to the iPad. Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $1 billion in damages, though it is a lot less than the $2.75 billion Apple was seeking.

The three utility patents in question include double-tapping to zoom and bounce back for images, while the utility patents cover things like cover elements, contours, and the shape of the iPhone.

Samsung's six patents that it tried to use against Apple in the case were not infringed upon, according to the jury.

While this may not be the end of the war between the two companies, it certainly is a major setback for Samsung…

Source: Ars Technica

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