Samsung to Pay Apple $120M in Damages After Jury Says It Infringed on Two Patents [u]
The jury in the second Apple versus Samsung trial finished their three-day deliberations late Friday to conclude the latter will pay the former $119.6 million in damages for infringing on two patents, reports Re/code:
The panel ruled that various Samsung products infringed on two patents that Apple had sued over in its latest patent case and found damages on a third patent, awarding more than $119.6 million in damages. However, it found Apple did not infringe on two other patents and also awarded Samsung $158,400, saying Apple infringed on a Samsung patent.
Apple wanted $2 billion in damages but it received $120 million. However, a mixup on the verdict form means the jury will come back on Monday to clarify the issue. Apple will pay Samsung $158,400 in damages after it was found to infringe on one patent.
Apple released the following statement on the outcome of the trial, praising the ruling:
“We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service,” Apple told Re/code. “Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”
Samsung has already reaped the rewards of ‘copying’ Apple and so far, the damages they will pay in both trials pales in comparison to the profits they’ve made and the elevation of their status to being compared side-by-side with Apple. There aren’t really any winners here—other than the lawyers.
Update: Here are some great scorecards by CNET on the breakdown of what devices infringed on what patents:
Patent No. ‘172: covers predictive text.
Patent No. ‘414: involves background syncing activity, such as syncing calendars, email, and contacts.
Patent No. ‘647: covers “quick links,” which can auto-detect data in messages that can then be clicked.
Patent No. ‘721: covers slide-to-unlock, the motion used to unlock the home screen.
Patent No. ‘959: covers universal search, such as what Apple uses in Siri.
Patent No. ‘239: covers video transmission functionality, with implications against Apple’s use of FaceTime.
Patent No. ‘449: involves camera and folder organization functionality.