Samsung Will Have To Pay $1.05 Billion To Apple for infringing Apple’s Patent- All of us are familiar with the legal battle between two large companies, Apple and Samsung. The whole thing started when the companies began to accuse each other of infringing patents. The case has been gaining a lot of heat over the last few weeks, and we all knew that a verdict was going to be announced soon. Well, it seems that the verdict has been announced, and only one company was victorious. It took 21 hours for the jury to come to a decision. Read on to know more!
According to The Verge, the verdict is out and Samsung has been found guilty because the company has infringed several patents that were owned by the fruit company. The details:
- The Samsung products violating Apple’s ‘301 patent, which was for the bounce-back or rubber-band scrolling: Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi, Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Prevail, S, 4G, S II, Galaxy Tab, The Gem Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerie, Nexus S 4G, Replenish and Vibrant
- The products to be found violating the 163 patent for ‘tap to zoom’: Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Fascinate, Ace, Prevail, Galaxy X, Galaxy S 4G, S II AT&T, i9100, S II T-Mobile, Galaxy Tab, Tab 10.1, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, and Replenish
- The products violating the ‘915 patent for ‘Pinch Zoom’: Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Fascinate, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, i9100, Galaxy S 2 T-Mobile, Tab, Tab 10.1, Gem, Indulge, Infuse, Nexus S 4G
- The products violating the design patent ‘087: S i9000, S 4G, and Vibrant
- The products violating the design patent ‘677: Fascinate, Galaxy S, S 4G, S 2 ATT, S2 i9100, S2 Tmobile, S 2 Epic 4G touch, Skyrocket, Showcase, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, and Vibrant
- The products to be violating the ‘305 design patent: Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Fascinate, Galaxy S i9000, S 4G, Showcase, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, and Vibrant
Samsung was also found to be willful in all of the patent infringements except the ‘087 and ‘889 design patents. The Galaxy S III developers were unable to prove that any of the fruit company’s patents were invalid. There wasn’t any across the board if the Cupertino Company infringed any of Samsungs patents; however, it too wasn’t able to prove that Samsung’s patents were invalid.
The Galaxy S III Developers are to pay $1,051,855,000 in damages! And it has been divided as;
- $44.8 million for Mesmerize
- More than $57 million for Prevail
- $3.3 million for Replenish
- $1 million for Transform
Though the fruit company wasn’t able to win all the claims, wining the patent war is a huge victory for the company. All of this proves one thing. No company can mess with Apple when it comes to stealing the company’s ideas!
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