Apple Wins $1B Verdict Over Samsung
Jury decides huge patent infringement case
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 24, 2012 6:13 PM CDT
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III, right, and Apple's iPhone 4S are displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Newser) – After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided today that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad. The San Jose jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion in the latest skirmish of a global legal battle between the two tech giants. An appeal is expected. Apple filed its patent infringement lawsuit in April 2011 and engaged legions of the country's highest-paid patent lawyers to demand $2.5 billion from its top smartphone competitor. Samsung fired back with its own lawsuit seeking $399 million.

The verdict, however, belonged exclusively to Apple, as the jury rejected all Samsung's claims against Apple. Jurors also decided against some of Apple's claims involving the two dozen Samsung devices at issue, declining to award the full $2.5 billion Apple demanded. However, the jury found that several Samsung products illegally used such Apple creations as the "bounce-back" feature when a user scrolls to an end image, and the ability to zoom text with a tap of a finger. The outcome of the case is likely to have ripple effects in the smartphone market. After seeing Samsung's legal defeat, other device makers relying on Android may become more reluctant to use the software and risk getting dragged into court.

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Aug 25, 2012 10:09 AM CDT
Aug 25, 2012 12:51 AM CDT
I'll just leave this link here: It explains a lot, and is one of the reasons I hate the blind fanaticism that so many of Apple's fans exhibit.
Aug 25, 2012 12:38 AM CDT
"the flash memory that holds the phone's apps, music and operating software; the working memory, or DRAM; and the applications processor that makes the whole thing work. Together these account for 26% of the component cost of an iPhone. This puts Samsung in the somewhat unusual position of supplying a significant proportion of one of its main rival's products" APPLE doesn't make the iPhone itself. It neither manufactures the components nor assembles them into a finished product. The Economist Aug 2011. So I guess Samsung just add a few cents to the prices they charge Apple for components, then Apple add a few more cents to the price of their products...and we all pay,well, if we buy apples we do.