Apple Vs. Samsung Verdict: Samsung Guilty of Willfully Infringing Apple Patents

After a stunningly short deliberation, the jury has (thus far) ruled largely in favor of Apple in the Apple vs Samsung case. The case, which involves whether Samsung infringed on a wide variety of Apple’s patents, has seen more than a few wild developments, ranging from a 130-page document Samsung used to compare their phones to the iPhone, plenty of leaked Apple prototypes, and a judge asking an Apple attorney if he was "on crack."

Samsung willfully infringed Apple’s patents on a wide variety of its phones

But now, less than three days after closing arguments wrapped, it appears the courts have ruled largely in favor of Apple, who claimed that Samsung "slavishly copied" the iPhone – a fact corroborated by a particularly incriminating Samsung design document. The jury has ruled that many of Samsung devices were infringing on Apple’s patents, patents like bounce back, which Apple argued added a perceived value to its phones.

The court also ruled that Samsung willfully infringed Apple’s patents on a very wide variety of its phones, from the S2 to the Infuse 4G, and more.

Samsung will owe Apple $1,051,855,000 in damages. You read that right. One billion dollars.

While the ruling will certainly prove significant in the short term, an appeal is all but inevitable.

Have you kept up with the courtroom shenanigans? What do you think of the complex patent dispute?

Nic is the Editor of IGN Tech. He loves technology almost as much as Brand New, Boyz II Men, and Halo. You can follow him on Twitter and IGN.

Source : feeds[dot]ign[dot]com

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