Samsung Found Guilty of Copying Apple, Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion in Damages

Posted August 24, 2012 at 11:23pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 34914 views

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.

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Tom pousti - August 27, 2012 at 12:04pm
Apple wot a shit name for starters. Now lets talk about their phone,oh yeh its a samsung. Parts made by samsung assembled in Korea. So how is it an apple iphone. The jurors must all have iphones so its a given that they would rule against samsung. Oh yeh the other fact is they're fucken american. And it's funny how in every other country its been a different outcome. I say fuck iphone lets see you get parts for your phone elsewhere.
Nitro Junkie - August 27, 2012 at 8:13pm
Ya the parts are manufactured by Samsung but they were designed and engineered by Apple. And they're assembled in china not Korea. Second of all if apple wanted to find another manufacture for their parts and components they could easily do so. They already have been slowly moving away from Samsung's displays for LGs and sharps. But the thing is no matter what the outcome of these lawsuits are Samsung would never drop apple as a customer. The profits they make from their business is too high to lose. If apple would even consider leaving them for another manufacture Samsung would be on their knees begging them to stay.
Tom pousti - August 27, 2012 at 11:49am
Apple iphone piece of shit always behind in features,not to mention the dickhead americans who buy the rubbish thinking its made in USA. Wake up wankers and buy a galaxy . Samsung rules everything.
Samsung=Shiite - August 27, 2012 at 7:44pm
You sir a are turd burglar! Be quite you ninny
Jedediah Johnson - August 27, 2012 at 8:15pm
Ya they rule at copying and making plastic pieces of shit.
Parnak - August 26, 2012 at 11:01am
hey guys i have something to talk about here. Great Apple won, but remember how BILL GATES also did the same thing to Steve jobs with creating WINDOWS without telling APPLE and copied their idea. Clearly Samsung thought that if Bill dint get into any trouble, we wont face any troubles either. Well hats of to APPLE for winning the case and striking Freaking SAMSUNG COPY CATS. go APPLE :) :) U ROCK the technology industry :)
iPad guy - August 26, 2012 at 2:49am
Apple got that $ ha ha you f$$king losers "Samshit"
Some guy - August 25, 2012 at 10:33pm
Jus wondering what did apple actually came up with that wasn't already there? Don't get me wrong I am all apple and buy all their product... But I do wonder sometimes what they came up with on their own...
ApplesBitch - August 26, 2012 at 4:57am
Rounded edges, it's an apple thing and it makes perfect sense because apples are rounded themselves.
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