Apple beats Samsung in patent case

Samsung must pay Apple $1.05 billion for infringing the iPhone and iPad

Just as the workweek came to a close on Friday, a jury delivered the much-anticipated verdict in the historic patent case between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.

After less than three days of deliberations, the jury found that Samsung had infringed six of Apple’s patents by copying features of the company’s iPhone and iPad. The jury ordered the Korean company to pay California-based Apple $1.05 billion in damages, which is less than half of the $2.5 billion Apple was seeking but is still one of the largest intellectual property awards in history. What’s more, the jury found that Samsung willfully infringed five of Apple’s patents, which means Judge Lucy Koh, who oversaw the case, could triple Apple’s damages award.

Ashley Post

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