24 August 2012
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Jury Awards Apple $1.05 Billion in Samsung Patent Dispute Ruling – Holy Crap.

ReBlogged from theverge.com



In a landmark ruling in the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, the jury has just awarded damages to Apple for Samsung’s violation of its various softwarehardware design patents, and trade-dress dilution. For its various violations, Samsung must pay Apple $1,051,855,000 in damages, the jury determined. The damages, by device, are as follows:


  • $57 million for the Samsung Prevail
  • $44,792,974 for the Infused 4G
  • $53,123,612 for the Mesmerize
  • $3,350,256 for the Replenish
  • $954,060 for the Transform

The jury was tasked with reviewing each patent, assigning a cumulative dollar amount to over 700 patent-specific questions. The jury returned a verdict after just two days of deliberation.

Developing. Follow theverge.com’s complete live coverage of the case here.