• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Jury Adjusts Apple vs. Samsung Damages but the Final Amount Remains Unchanged


    After being recalled to clarify an issue with Friday’s verdict, the Apple vs. Samsung Jury recently modified the award amounts for various claims but left Apple’s share of damages unchanged at $119.6 million. With the determination handed in, reporters were able to speak with jurors in the case, including Foreman Thomas Dunham, who explained there wasn’t a single piece of evidence or expert testimony that ultimately swayed the jury, according to in-court reports from Re/code.

    The initial verdict awarded Apple $119.6 million, though counsel discovered an issue with claims against Samsung’s Galaxy S II. The jury found the device in infringement of certain Apple patents but assigned no damages awarded to the handset. Following a two-hour session, the jury decided to award $4 million for the Galaxy S II, but modified payouts for other products, leaving the combined damages total at $119.6 million. Dunham, a former IBM executive, called the issue a “clerical error” in which incorrect figures were logged in a few boxes.

    Most substantial of the various additions and subtractions from the original verdict was a $4.6 million deduction of damages relating to the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Samsung’s AT&T version of the handset.

    The first verdict form, which was made public on Friday, showed a bulk of damages, roughly $99 million, coming from Apple’s ‘647 patent covering data detectors or so-called “quick links.” As for Google’s involvement in the case, both Dunham and another juror, Pamela Sage, said revelations regarding Internet giant’s promise to pay certain legal fees were “interesting.” The facts didn’t sway the jury’s final decision though.

    During trial proceedings, it came out that Google was contractually obliged by Mobile Application Distribution Agreement (MADA) documents to pay for the defense of certain patent claims made against Samsung. In addition to the undisclosed figures, the company would also take on responsibility for the same patents if Samsung were to lose the trial. Sage said the following regarding the matter:

    It was interesting but it didn't change any of our thoughts. It didn't change our decision making in any way.
    Source: Re/code
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jury Adjusts Apple vs. Samsung Damages but the Final Amount Remains Unchanged started by Akshay Masand View original post