Apple vs. Samsung trial spherical two: Samsung infringed three patents, owes Apple $119.6 million

Apple vs. Samsung trial round two: Samsung infringed three patents, owes Apple $119.6 million

Right here we go once more. 2012’s patent trial of the century — which was all about whether or not sure Samsung units have been using Apple know-how with out paying for it — resulted in a billion greenback win for Apple. But, on the time we knew a second case, involving totally different patents and units, was brewing on the horizon. The trial for that different case is lastly over (virtually), and the jury has rendered a verdict — although there’s nonetheless a damages difficulty relating to the Galaxy S II set to be selected Monday, which might change the ultimate damages tally. Typically phrases, the decision’s not an entire win for both social gathering, as Apple owes Samsung $158,four hundred and Samsung should reduce Apple a examine for $119,625,000, a far cry from the $6.2 million and $2.2 billion the events requested for, respectively. Why? Apple units infringed considered one of two asserted Samsung patents, whereas Samsung telephones and tablets infringed three of Apple’s 5 asserted patents.

Replace Might 5,2014: The excellent damages points have been resolved by the jury, however the complete quantity Samsung owes stays unchanged.

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Apple acquired an entire victory on patent quantity 5,946,647, because the jury discovered that each one ten Samsung units at difficulty infringed — for the uninitiated, that listing consists of the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Notice, Galaxy Observe 2, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Contact, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Stratosphere. That patent’s for a know-how that permits hyperlinks clicked in a single software to open different purposes (like an handle in an e mail opening up in a maps app). Apple was additionally profitable with its famed slide-to-unlock patent (no. eight,046,721), however to a lesser diploma: just some Samsung units have been discovered to have used it. Cupertino got here up empty with two of its different patents: 6,847,959 (for common search), 7,761,414 (for background sync). Patent quantity eight,074,172 (for phrase suggestion/autocomplete know-how), was additionally at problem within the case, however presiding Decide Lucy Koh already discovered that Samsung units infringed that patent on abstract judgement again in January.

Samsung, in the meantime, went one for 2. Apparently, a (very small) variety of Apple units infringe patent quantity 6,226,449, for digital camera and photograph group know-how, however Samsung was unsuccessful in proving Apple infringed Samsung’s patent quantity 5,579,239 that covers some video transmission tech.

As with the conclusion of most each courtroom battle, we will anticipate there to be appeals filed on each side, so the case is not absolutely closed. Nevertheless, this newest outcome has to have the parents in Seoul and Mountain View feeling fairly good. $one hundred twenty million is simply one other line merchandise in Samsung’s cellular enterprise finances, and the 2 patents Google agreed to indemnify Samsung towards performed no half in Apple’s victory. Talking of, whereas Apple definitely got here out forward on the financial rating card, it solely acquired a fraction of the cash it requested for, so it is protected to say that Tim Prepare dinner’s in all probability not actual thrilled with the result.

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