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Jury awards Apple $120 million in Samsung patent infringement case

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 May 2014 20:20 User comments (12)

Jury awards Apple $120 million in Samsung patent infringement case Earlier this week, a federal jury ruled in favor of Apple in its ongoing patent war against rival Samsung.
Samsung infringed on two patents, ruled the jury, and Apple was awarded almost $120 million in damages, a fraction of the total $2.2 billion it had demanded.

On the other side, Apple was also found to have infringed on a Samsung patent, and Samsung was awarded $158,400.

The ruling follows Apple's victory in 2012 where it was awarded $1 billion in damages from a few more serious patent violations.

"Today's ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: that Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products," Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said at the time. Among the software, code and patents that Samsung allegedly stole were related to word correction, slide to unlock, quick links, background syncing and universal search.

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12 user comments

15.5.2014 8:15

And it's this bs reward system that makes has the world laugh at US courts. Seriously it's not okay to infringe either way, but 120 million for 2 Apple infringements and $158,000+ to Samsung for 1. Yeah... okay... cause that makes sense...

I get protecting your own country's business, but that is honestly full of... It's no wonder Samsung products continue to be over-priced over here in the West.

25.5.2014 15:19

The best reason to never buy Crapple products & turn into an iSheep.


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35.5.2014 19:40

Originally posted by Mrguss:
The best reason to never buy Crapple products & turn into an iSheep.
Agreed. No crApple products for me. There is no way in hell that I am going to become one of the sheeple.

45.5.2014 20:15

Why doesn't Samsung put some hurt into Apple by not selling them components like the processors used in their products?

56.5.2014 6:20

Originally posted by GryphB:
Why doesn't Samsung put some hurt into Apple by not selling them components like the processors used in their products?
Because money is money. And every business is in it for the money... No matter where it comes from.

Originally posted by Mrguss:
The best reason to never buy Crapple products & turn into an iSheep.
I don't understand why everyone hates on apple. If you don't want an iThing then don't buy an iThing. But I don't think that samsung or any of the other phone makers are any better. Do I wish that my iPhone had an SD slot for added storage.... Of course I do.... But I knew this going in and still chose this phone. I don't need a phone that is "unlockable" or " hackable" to be happy with my purchase. I use my phone for email, text, phone(duh), looking up scores, and a few other functions.... And I haven't for anything that I wish I could do and couldn't so if I'm a "sheeple" then I'm happy to be one.

66.5.2014 9:41

Originally posted by GryphB:
Why doesn't Samsung put some hurt into Apple by not selling them components like the processors used in their products?
After reading so many of these kind of articles for so many years, I'd venture to say (I by no means am claiming to know law) that refusing to sell / license a specific item to one company yet offer it to their direct competitors could be grounds for a law suit.

Someone speak up if you know this to be true or not.

712.5.2014 21:10

Lol...so happy with my BB Z10. Goddamn Crapple and Samsung sheeeeep!

813.5.2014 3:58

i think samsung should sue the courts for discrimination, an american company gets millions in damages does same thing to asian company and they get $158000, racist much.

I think the whole lawsuits/patent war is rediculous but if apple does infringe on a samsung patent and samsung infringes on an apple patent and it goes to court they should get the same amount of money from each other.


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913.5.2014 17:30

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
...the whole lawsuits/patent war is ridiculous but if apple does infringe on a Samsung patent and Samsung infringes on an apple patent and it goes to court they should get the same amount of money from each other.
The whole patent war between Samsung & Apple is a pure Publicity-Stunt-Show This big Corps. are playing with little money, back-in-for.
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1016.5.2014 10:16

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
i think samsung should sue the courts for discrimination, an american company gets millions in damages does same thing to asian company and they get $158000, racist much.

I think the whole lawsuits/patent war is rediculous but if apple does infringe on a samsung patent and samsung infringes on an apple patent and it goes to court they should get the same amount of money from each other.
Not trying to defend either company or the courts, but you can't call this discrimination. The fine is based on the level/value of infringement, not on the number of times.

It's like you get caught for assault twice, and I get caught for shoplifting once. My fine is not going to be just half of yours.

But like I said, not trying to defend anyone here, I think the whole patent infringement law is a mess in general.

1117.5.2014 5:46

Originally posted by ChikaraNZ:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
i think samsung should sue the courts for discrimination, an american company gets millions in damages does same thing to asian company and they get $158000, racist much.

I think the whole lawsuits/patent war is rediculous but if apple does infringe on a samsung patent and samsung infringes on an apple patent and it goes to court they should get the same amount of money from each other.
Not trying to defend either company or the courts, but you can't call this discrimination. The fine is based on the level/value of infringement, not on the number of times.

It's like you get caught for assault twice, and I get caught for shoplifting once. My fine is not going to be just half of yours.

But like I said, not trying to defend anyone here, I think the whole patent infringement law is a mess in general.
didn't apple try the same lawsuit in several other countries and every other country just dismissed it?????

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1222.5.2014 13:57

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by ChikaraNZ:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
i think samsung should sue the courts for discrimination, an american company gets millions in damages does same thing to asian company and they get $158000, racist much.

I think the whole lawsuits/patent war is rediculous but if apple does infringe on a samsung patent and samsung infringes on an apple patent and it goes to court they should get the same amount of money from each other.
Not trying to defend either company or the courts, but you can't call this discrimination. The fine is based on the level/value of infringement, not on the number of times.

It's like you get caught for assault twice, and I get caught for shoplifting once. My fine is not going to be just half of yours.

But like I said, not trying to defend anyone here, I think the whole patent infringement law is a mess in general.
didn't apple try the same lawsuit in several other countries and every other country just dismissed it?????
Yes. Additionally, I believe it was in Britain that crApple thumbed their noses at the British courts when they posted their court ordered (non)apology on a page you could only get to by jumping through hoops (read links).

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