Giant Battle Concludes
At Tec Team we try to remain unbiased when it comes to large capable brands such as Apple and Samsung and we understand why one might choose either, whether its brand loyalty, budget or personal preference, especially if your buying a new computer or phone. However I for one have had an iPhone since August 2007 (yes I imported it from the US and hacked it to unlock it) as a keen iPhone user I have been following the have been in a fierce legal battle between these giants over the last few weeks. Each company received 25 hours of court-time to convince the jury in their favour, and an additional 2 hours for closing arguments, until it will the outcome of the trial will be decided by the Jury.
Some have been calling this the patent trial of the century and they could not be more right. The outcome of this trial will push the boundaries of how valuable patents really are. As if Apple wins Samsung will be forced to change a lot of their devices and pay a large $2.5 billion fine. On the flip side, if Samsung wins Apple will also have to pay a large fine and will essentially lose their ‘thermonuclear’ was against Android.
According to numerous sources, like The Verge, the jury has reached a verdict on the outcome of the Apple vs Samsung trial. Apparently this verdict was reached at 2:35 PM and currently Judge Koh is going over the Verdict forms.
Samsung has been found guilty
Infringing on numerous Apple patents on devices like the Captiavte, Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit, Prevail, Galaxy S 4G, S II AT&T, SII T Mobile, Galaxy Tab, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, Nexus S 4G, Tranform and Vibrant.
Samsung has been deemed wilful in its infringement
on most of Apple’s patents (meaning they will receive large damages), and it has been stated that they should have known better.
All of Apple’s patents have been proved VALID
Samsung must pay 1 billion, 51 million 855 thousand dollars in damages
Apple does not infringe on any of Samsung’s utility patents
Total Victory for Apple
Apple does not have to pay Samsung anything for damages
Although Apple has not won everything, it is enough to make this day important, and will mean Samsung has some serious consequences.
Apple’s stocks have jumped to $670 highest ever
What Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Has Said.
What Samsung Have Said
Apple’s spokesperson Katie Cotton Said
The extent of the patent violation is summed up really well here