Recently, an Apple lawsuit against Samsung was successful and the company has paid out $539 million to the iPhone maker. Samsung has contested the $399 million award, but the jury ruled that Samsung infringed the design patent 504,889, and thus owed the iPhone maker $490 million in damages. Apple’s lawsuit was a precedent-setting case and has been closely watched by the tech industry.
Apple wins patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung
Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung has been a long-running battle over patents. The two companies began fighting in 2011 when Apple filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the South Korean company. Apple accused Samsung of slavishly copying its products and sought $1 billion in damages. However, Samsung had asked the court to lower the amount to $28 million. Ultimately, the jury awarded Apple $399 million for patent infringement, up from $548 million in a previous trial.
The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which sided with Samsung. The two sides argued over the definition of “article of manufacture,” and Apple’s claim that the patents covered the entire design of the iPhone. However, Samsung argued that the patents covered only the parts that were used to make the phone. Thus, the court found that the iPhone design patents were a design, and could not be separated from the entire device.
Samsung pays $539 million in damages
Samsung has agreed to pay $539 million in damages to Apple after the tech giant allegedly copied parts of the original iPhone. The two companies have been in a legal battle for years, and the latest settlement paves the way for a resolution. Apple originally sued Samsung in 2011 for infringement of its patents and said its handsets copied features of the iPhone. These features included the rounded rectangle shape and flat-screen.
Samsung appealed Apple’s victory, claiming the jury foreman had been sued by a company with a strategic relationship with Samsung. The jury selection process asked for the jury foreman’s involvement in other lawsuits, and his bankruptcy. This is an example of blatant copying, but it’s not necessarily the only example. Samsung’s lawyers claim that Apple stole their ideas, too.
Samsung disputes $399 million in damages
After weeks of deliberation, a jury has found in Apple’s favor, awarding the Korean company an additional $140 million in damages for violating its patents. The verdict, however, is far more than what Samsung originally asked for. Apple was rightfully upset, as it was able to prove that Samsung copied Apple’s designs and technologies and intended to profit from them. The jury’s decision is a big blow for Samsung, but the company is retaining its options.
The damage award was based on the ruling that “the article of manufacture” must be the entire Samsung smartphone. Lower courts determined that the shell is an integral part of the smartphone, and therefore inseparable from the device itself. This meant that the damages award would be the entire profit Samsung made from the sale of infringing Samsung smartphones. However, this decision was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The jury finds Samsung infringed on design patent 504,889
Apple and Samsung are at loggerheads over whether they should pay $1 billion in damages in a recent lawsuit. Although Samsung has argued that the $1 billion figure is too high, the jury found that Apple copied Samsung’s patents. This case is an important reminder of the importance of design patents, which can save your company millions of dollars in lost revenue and brand dilution.
The case hinged on the question of whether Samsung should have known that its products infringed on Apple’s design patents. The jury determined that Samsung should have known about the patents because they had made the disputed products. However, there were several discrepancies in the instructions, and Judge Koh sent the jury back to deliberate on them. Apple argued that Samsung had acted maliciously by deciding not to pay the full amount.
The jury finds Samsung also infringed on utility patents
In Apple v. Samsung, a jury found that Samsung violated Apple’s design patents as well as four utility patents. The jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages. Samsung had previously been found to have violated two design patents and three utility patents. The jury awarded Samsung $0 in damages, citing numerous examples of infringing products. Despite the jury’s verdict, Samsung is still expected to fight the case.
The jury deliberations on Samsung’s patent infringement case lasted 21 hours and 37 minutes. They found that Samsung infringed on 21 out of 21 products, but not on three. In addition, the jury found that Samsung executives had known or should have known about the patent infringement. The verdict was a victory for Apple, which was hoping to prevent the company from losing its market share to Samsung.
Retrial set for next month
The jury awarded Apple $0 in damages after finding that it had not infringed on Samsung’s patents. While this is a setback for Samsung, it gives Apple a valuable bargaining chip in future settlement talks. Meanwhile, Samsung still has several other conflicts with Apple to work out. A separate trial is set to begin next month in another U.S. court. Meanwhile, both sides are developing post-trial strategies, including appeals and motions.
The first trial is nearing a conclusion. Judge Lucy Koh denied both sides’ motions to dismiss the case. The jury found that Samsung copied Apple’s patents when it first launched its iPhone and iPad. In the retrial, Samsung failed to show that its design choices were not related to the functionality of the devices and that the company did not purposely copy the iPad and iPhone. As a result, the jury returned with a lower verdict, resulting in $539 million in damages for Apple.