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  • Apple Wins $119.6M and Samsung Wins 158K as Both Companies were found Guilty


    The Apple vs. Samsung jury recently meted out $119.6 million in damages to Apple after ruling Samsung infringed on two Apple patents. Considered a win, the award is a ways off from the $2.2 billion Apple was seeking in its sit. Following weeks of testimony and three days of deliberations, the eight-member Apple vs. Samsung jury reached a decision awarding Apple $119,625,000 on three infringed patents and Samsung $158,400 on one patent, according to in-court reports from Re/code. The jury foreman, a former IBM executive, read the verdict to those present at the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose.

    The jury found all accused Samsung devices in infringement of Apple’s ‘647 data detectors patent and partial infringement on the ‘721 patent for “slide-to-unlock” functionality, a contentious piece of IP in the case. Jurors also determined willful infringement of Apple’s ‘172 patent for text prediction, which was found infringed by Presiding Judge Lucy Koh in back in January. Samsung wholly won its defense on the ‘959 universal search and ‘414 background syncing patents. The South Korean tech giant also won $158,400 for Apple’s infringement of its ‘449 patent, while no infringement was found on the ‘239 property.

    In its second major California court case against Samsung, Apple accused the Korean company of infringing on five patents included properties covering swipe-to-text, universal search and data detectors. Apple sought $2.19 billion in damages on lost profits and royalties, a number Samsung called a “gross exaggeration” of the patents’ worth. For its part, Samsung leveled a countersuit that started out with five selected patents, though only two made it to trial after case paring. The company was seeking damages for less than $7 million.

    The ruling will almost certainly be appealed however, as both sides seek to counter the jury’s decision in favor of their respective cases. Presiding Judge Lucy Koh said there will be a 30 minute recess to make sure the jury’s verdict doesn’t contain inconsistencies. Jurors will be recalled to clarify if this turns out to be the case.

    Source: Re/code
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Wins $119.6M and Samsung Wins 158K as Both Companies were found Guilty started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Lmao $119m and samsuck gets $158,000. That's like Apple giving change to a bum for some lunch.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      119 mill damn. Forget the samsung galaxy 5 sales. ......
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      How nice to see them playing ball again.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      $119m for being little b****** about literally everything because they are afraid of Samsung actually winning. Apple is dying and they know it so their only way to make it seem like they aren't is to attempt to make Samsung look bad because what other rivals do they really have?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      $119m for being little b****** about literally everything because they are afraid of Samsung actually winning. Apple is dying and they know it so their only way to make it seem like they aren't is to attempt to make Samsung look bad because what other rivals do they really have?
      Apple is dying out. Hahahaha. Where do u get your facts from that apple is slowing coming to a end? Watch how fast they sell out when the iphone 6 drops.
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      Lmao $119m and samsuck gets $158,000. That's like Apple giving change to a bum for some lunch.
      lol. I wonder where would samsung be without apple. Who would've they copied. nokia or blackberry?
    1. Jozelito617's Avatar
      Jozelito617 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Apple is dying out. Hahahaha. Where do u get your facts from that apple is slowing coming to a end? Watch how fast they sell out when the iphone 6 drops.
      They'd eventually die out..wth do we get from apple?... Text msg (i), nice camera, and thats it.. Oh nice photos... .. Without JB .. Apple is ****. Like my iphone 5s on 7.1 is... Bout to sell it for 300 maybe 200 ..

      We need features? Right or am i wrong? Not the same stupid **** that the phone needs like Jb
    1. SilverWulfe's Avatar
      SilverWulfe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jozelito617 View Post
      They'd eventually die out..wth do we get from apple?... Text msg (i), nice camera, and thats it.. Oh nice photos... .. Without JB .. Apple is ****. Like my iphone 5s on 7.1 is... Bout to sell it for 300 maybe 200 ..

      We need features? Right or am i wrong? Not the same stupid **** that the phone needs like Jb
      I'd be happy to give you 200 for your 5s, hell I'll drive to wherever the hell you are and drop you cold cash right now man...Like buddy said, apple WILL sell out likely the day if not day after from prr orders and losers like me that wait in line for these damn things. Go check out xda for droids, they may stimulate you in ways apple would never want to.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Apple is dying out. Hahahaha. Where do u get your facts from that apple is slowing coming to a end? Watch how fast they sell out when the iphone 6 drops.

      The facts are: iOS 7 was released pre-maturely and has caused a lot of customers to switch to Android (myself soon included), their products are severely overpriced, they are running out of inovative ideas, and incase you haven´t noticed over the years their products in general are becoming ********.


      Also, I don´t understand why Apple is even suing over "Swipe to Text", when that is a feature of Android in general....not Samsung.
    1. SpidermanAPV's Avatar
      SpidermanAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Amazing Atheist View Post
      Also, I don´t understand why Apple is even suing over "Swipe to Text", when that is a feature of Android in general....not Samsung.
      It was originally a Samsung feature. I had a Samsung phone that came with Swype before it was standard on Android.
    1. SupaMonkey's Avatar
      SupaMonkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Amazing Atheist View Post
      The facts are: iOS 7 was released pre-maturely and has caused a lot of customers to switch to Android (myself soon included), their products are severely overpriced, they are running out of inovative ideas, and incase you haven´t noticed over the years their products in general are becoming ********.


      Also, I don´t understand why Apple is even suing over "Swipe to Text", when that is a feature of Android in general....not Samsung.
      Maybe they will go after Google / other manufacturers after this. As for your earlier claim, I wouldnt blame it on iOS 7 - but yes, Apple certainly needs to step up their game. Where I once was 'Apple all the way' - Im now finding myself more on the fence, and Apple better fight to keep me as a customer.
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      All of these phones are getting better and better, with more features than ever! It is GOOD that the competition is heating up, but make no mistake Apple IS the leader! I do not really care for Android, I have had several it is good mind you but not as good as iphone. I actually think the Windows os is better but the apps are completely lacking. Forget modding your phone so it is "personal" the ACTUAL FUNCTIONALITY of the device (iphone) and its FUNCTIONAL apps are superior to the others. Each has their own little bells and whistles that someone else may like more than the other but ios wins over for functionality. Samsung and windows is superior in using a pen/stylus and that is the major reason I use one of their devices i.e Galaxy note and Surface pro.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Good win! Good call!