Jury Delivers $1.05B Verdict for Apple in Patent Case
By Jeffery Habenicht – Edited by Jennifer Wong
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., 11-CV-1846-LHK (N.D.Cal Aug. 24, 2012)
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After two-and-a-half days of deliberation, a nine-person jury returned a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung for infringing six of seven Apple patents. The jury found that, in 24 of its phones and tablets, Samsung had infringed on all three utility patents and three of four design patents that Apple had asserted. The jury rejected Samsung’s defense that the patents were invalid. Furthermore, the jury found that five of the patents had been infringed willfully by Samsung. Finally, the jury denied all of Samsung’s infringement counterclaims. United States District Judge Lucy Koh presided over the trial and has scheduled a hearing for post-trial motions on September 20.
Bloomberg describes the case and explores the broader market context of the dispute. Ars Technica analyzes the jury verdict. Wired discusses what the effect the verdict will have on consumers. Patently-O addresses the likely next steps for the case. Groklaw takes the position that the jury verdict will likely be overturned, at least in part.