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Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million for Infringing iPhone Patents

Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million for Infringing iPhone Patents

Posted May 24, 2018 at 10:30pm by iClarified
A jury has unanimously determined that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for infringing five patents in a legal battle that has spanned seven years, reports CNET.

Most of the damages, $533,316,606, are for infringing on three iPhone design patents while the remaining $5,325,050, are for infringing on two utility patents.

Samsung argued that a penalty of $28 million was appropriate and Apple was looking for $1.07 billion in damages.

Apple believes Samsung's stance would mean a carmaker could build something just like a Volkswagen Beetle but then pay damages only based on the outside shell, but Samsung thinks Apple's stance would mean a company infringing a cupholder design would have to pay patents on an entire car. Samsung didn't fight Apple's suggested $5.3 million penalty for infringing two utility patents.

The jury awarded damages that were roughly half way between what both companies were looking for which will help establish the importance of design patents in the tech industry.

The three design patents in the case were:

● US Patent No. D618,677 (D'677) which describes a black, rectangular, round-cornered front face for an electronic device
● US Patent No. D593,087 (D'087) which describes a similar rectangular round-cornered front face plus the surrounding bezel
● US Patent No. D604,305 (D'305) which describes a colorful grid of icons

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iSheep - May 28, 2018 at 4:06am
Lol yes I’m famous!
crz6662 - May 26, 2018 at 8:55pm
Like Apple hasn't ripped anyone off, please. I can think of a few jailbreak tweaks Apple has ripped off and called their own....
iSheep - May 25, 2018 at 6:48pm
Lol that could be true! This is Apple’s way of getting their discount from Samsung! Either way, the consumer will pony up the money both companies loses. So I guess no one wins! LMMFAO!!
1reader - May 25, 2018 at 11:40am
This law suit comes to reduce the amount of $ Apple has to pay Samsung for the screens or other components. It’s like Apple asked Samsung for a discount for their PO.
iSheep - May 25, 2018 at 5:11am
Also don’t worry. Samsung will win some back! It’s a tennis match between these giants.
iSheep - May 24, 2018 at 11:03pm
This is funny! I’m sure if Samsung turns around and sues Apple for the screen size. Samsung would win hands down! Just saying! Apple has always copied and stole others ideas and of course then calling it their own.
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