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Jury awards Apple $290 million in patent infringement case with Samsung

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  1. sparkyscott21

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    A jury of eight granted Apple $290 million in damages from rival Samsung on Thursday, in exchange for the South Korean electronics maker copying the patented software and hardware designs of the iPhone and iPad.

    The verdict was reached in court in San Jose after two days' worth of deliberations. Jurors were deciding how much money to award Apple out of a possible $380 million decision.

    The $290 million will join nearly $600 million that Samsung was already ordered to pay in the initial trial with Apple. This latest retrial was held to determine damages related to five specific patents in the suit.

    The verdict comes in the second week of a retrial to determine how much more Samsung owes Apple after the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's decisive $1.05 billion victory last year. Following that verdict, Judge Lucy Koh vacated roughly $405 million in damages and set the retrial in motion.

    The $290 million verdict is nearly $100 million less than the $380 million Apple sought in the retrial, but far above the $53 million Samsung said it owed. In a series of seemingly desperate last-minute attempts to delay the verdict, Samsung first moved for a mistrial on racial grounds, and then asked Judge Koh to stay the case pending a possibly years-long reexamination of a key Apple patent.

    Judge Koh denied both motions, and the new verdict brings Apple's total award in the landmark patent dispute is $888 million.





    11-21-13

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    This is nuts. It's hard for me to believe anyone bought a Samsung phone because when you scroll to the bottom of a page it bounces (the primary complaint apparently in the trial). Samsung has already removed the feature. Apple should have been rewarded $1.
     
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    Hi Jon

    It's a little more than that. Samsung has shown a pattern of deliberate and wholesale infringement of 5 Apple patents. Then they didn't even attempt to hide the overt similarities in their phone's designs. Such hubris can't go unpunished.

    Samsung Stupid...

    Carl
     
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    After awarding Apple a $290 million win in a damages retrial part of the first Apple vs Samsung U.S. trial, jurors told Bloomberg that one Apple witness was the determining factor for the outcome of the case. According to Colleen Allen and Barry Goldman-Hall, two of the jurors assigned to the case, it was expert Julie L. Davis that tipped the balance in Apple’s favor.

    “Ms. Davies was on it,” Allen said, adding that Davies was a “superstar witness” even when under fire from Samsung’s cross-examination. Davies, a certified public accountant, was a new witness for Apple’s side, which largely brought up the same witnesses as last year.

    Called to replace an Apple damages expert who passed away, Davies apparently made an impression with the jurors when arguing Apple’s case against Samsung’s demands for lower damages. The South Korean giant wanted to have $178 million cut from the $230 million in its profits that were attributable to patent infringement, but it was not able to give enough evidence against Apple. Davis said that “absolutely none of it should come out.”

    In the end, the jurors chose “the middle of the road,” and only cut half of that amount. In total, Samsung has to pay $929.83 million in damages to Apple, which is less than $100 million short than the initial $1.05 billion verdict it won in Apple 2012. Not counting appeals and other legal matters between the two parties, a new Apple-Samsung patent trial is scheduled for March concerning newer smartphones including flagship devices such as the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3.




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    I still have trouble believing that Apple was able to prove they had less sales/profits because of these patents. I don't like seeing the patent system used to "punish" let alone being used to protect trivial & obvious inventions.
     
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    Yeah, but that's the reality of doing business on their level. Where companies can't buy ya out or extract exorbitant licensing fees they sue. This is why companies stockpile war chests. Microsoft once made the mistake of boasting about their huge war chest basically inviting lawsuits. And boy, did they come!

    Samsung gambled against one of the biggest fish in the pond.

    Samsung lost...
     
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    Sorry, Samsung: It looks like you’re still on the hook for another $290 million.CNET reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh late on Monday denied Samsung’s emergency motion to halt the patent infringement damages trial that saw a jury award rival Apple $290 million. Samsung had tried to argue that the jury should hold off on awarding damages because the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reviewing Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 7,844,915 that describes technology that detects whether a finger or multiple fingers is scrolling on touchscreens. Koh rejected Samsung’s motion and said that if the company “is truly concerned about efficiency, the court encourages Samsung to discuss with Apple an agreement to forgo post-trial motions so that the parties can expeditiously appeal this entire case to the Federal Circuit.”




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