Samsung Found Guilty of Copying Apple, Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion in Damages
A U.S. jury has found Samsung guilty of copying the iPhone and determined the company must pay Apple $1,051,855,000 in damages.
The Verge breaks down some of the damages:
- Prevail: $57,000,000
- Infused 4G: $44,792,974
- Transform: $954,060
- Replenish: $3,350,256
- Mesmerize: $53,123,612
The jury also found that all Apple's patents were valid and Samsung willfully infringed on them in many cases. Notably, they determined the iPhone's trade dress (visual appearance) is protectable but only on the iPhone 3G.
The registered iPhone and unregistered iPhone were diluted, but only those. The Fascinate, Galaxy S, Galaxy S 4G, Showcase, Mesmerize, and Vibrant are all found to have diluted the trade dress.
Ruling on Samsung's case against Apple, the jury found that Apple did not violate any of Samsung's patents and awarded Samsung $0 in damages. However, the jury also found that Samsung did not breach its obligations when developing the UTMS standard and that they did not violate the antitrust act.
Finally, the jury decided that Samsung patents '516 and '941 are barred by patent exhaustion from being enforced against Apple.
While Apple did not win all the decisions it was looking for, this can only be described as a huge win for the company.