On Friday night, Samsung was ordered to pay $1.05bn (£664m) in damages to Apple, after a nine-person jury in San Jose, California, found the South Korean company infringed six of the seven Apple patents in dispute and did so willfully in five of the cases.
The jurors also upheld the validity of all seven of Apple patents, many of which covered the design of the iPhone.
Experts said the legal victory by Apple Inc sends a warning to other companies manufacturing similar devices.
“Some of these device makers might end up saying, ‘We love Android, but we really don’t want to fight with Apple anymore,’” said Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group, an investment bank specializing in intellectual property.
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Verdict favors Apple overwhelmingly in a landmark patent decision, jury awards $1.05 billion in damages tied to infringements in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Corrected at 6:35 p.m. PT
SAN JOSE, Calif. — It wasn’t even close.
After 21 hours of deliberation, a nine-person jury has sided with Apple on a majority of its patent infringement claims against Samsung Electronics. The jury also awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages.
Apple had originally sought $2.75 billion in damages, and though it wasn’t unanimous on all counts, the verdict was overwhelmingly in Apple’s favor. Samsung, which asked for $421 million in its countersuit, did not receive a nickel. (Refer to jury document at the end of this story.)
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Tim Worstall, Contributor
This isn’t all that much of a surprise to be honest, a court has found that both Apple and Samsung are guilty of breaching each other’s patents and that therefore they should both have to pay compensation. Several products from each company has also been banned from sale.
The only slight problem with this welcome ruling is that this isn’t the result of the major trial in California where we are waiting for the jury’s verdict. Rather, this was a much more minor case in South Korea:
A South Korean court has fined both Apple and Samsung, ruling that each infringed the other’s patents in building their mobile devices and banning some of their products from sale in the country.
Originally posted here: Both Apple And Samsung Are Breaching Patents Says Court: Products Banned From Sale
Christchurch, New Zealand | Posted on June 9th, 2012
The Australian Patent Office has also accepted Izon Science Patent No. 2005315729 for the same core technology.
Izon Science has also been granted a patent for its analysis platform by the UK Intellectual Property Office. UK Patent No. 2477287 (formerly Application No. 1001311.8) for Control of particle flow in an aperture and relates to the use of combined pressure and voltage. This follows on from the prior award of the core patent in 2006 (GB2421303, 12 November 2006).
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