x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options
    Close






Jury: Samsung infringed on at least one Apple patent; Apple awarded $119.6 million

0. phoneArena 02 May 2014, 19:48 posted on

A jury in the second Federal patent trial between Apple and Samsung, concluded that the latter did infringe on at least one Apple patent. But unlike the verdict in the first case, which ended up with Apple awarded nearly $930 million following a second jury trial related to the damages awarded, the jury on Friday concluded that Samsung must pay Apple the much smaller figure of $119.6 million...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:12 4

36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


FYI Apple doesn't like COMPETION when it comes to mobile industry. All they want to do is CRUSH Samsung the only company that can compete against Apple but they hate to loose. Apple have BS patents like SLIDE TO UNLOCKED which is a irrelevant patent.

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:30 4

44. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Dude, I bet you that 9/10 people in the jury have iPhones. The trial is obviously biased towards Apple...

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:51 2

48. jellmoo (Posts: 1699; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


If that's the case it falls on the Samsung lawyers for having utterly failed to help select an unbiased jury.

posted on 05 May 2014, 17:59

77. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Doesn't the defense select a majority of the jury'ss?

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:05 2

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 22060; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude, you're stupid. If this bothers you this much...you need a life.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:52

34. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


lol, hey man, any word on when they will release a NOTE 4? September you think?

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:13 1

38. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And another thing to you. Everyone have a right to opinion. it's called FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:28 2

43. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Which he does nt believe in cause apple users hate democracy, but love dictatorship.

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:25 4

42. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


More like you need one, not him

The bad fruit doesn't learn. Last time apple was saved by a president or else apple would've been in the dustbin where it belonged

And you what does it matter to you? Even if they do bad in your eyes the bad is good, cause its your beloved fruit company

posted on 03 May 2014, 21:58

73. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Thanks for pointing that out to him. Everyone I say FCK U Apple he says get a life. I have a life, you don't have to tell me what i can't say on any blog site.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:04 4

15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Regardless of the seemingly endless Apple-Samsung conflict, these sorts of jury awards are a great example of how the patent system has made life very difficult for small tech businesses.

Small businesses simply cannot afford millions of dollars in legal fees, much less the hundreds of millions in potential damages.

This is one more reason to not buy anything from Apple. They were one of the backers of changing the US patent laws from "first to invent" to "first to file". The former protects individual inventors and small businesses, the latter favors giant corporations and provides an incentive for IP theft.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:07 9

17. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Who even cares anymore. I hope Leapfrog sues Apple next for stealing their UI design used in iOS 7.

posted on 06 May 2014, 13:48

80. Branson28 (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


This made me laugh so hard.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:15 2

20. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


120 million out of the 2.2 billion apple were asking for.. Am sure Samsungs happy about that.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:27 4

24. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Samsung is not happy for that.
Even $1 paid for such a BS trial, is offending. Even if Google pay it, it's a stain on Samsung.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:42 2

29. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


If you were being sued for £1000 and end up paying only £1 am sure you would be happy. I don't think this will effect samsung image at all, I think a study was done after the original trial and the study showed that samsung was actually getting more popular due to the trials. Also let's not forget apple were found to have infringed too. Also agree these trials are bs

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:50 5

32. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


In a way, Samsung won...I am sure they are not sweating this..and I am sure we will see APPLE sue them again, because, hey, APPLE is losing world marketshare, and they believe suing is the only way to make up for that...

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:08 1

35. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


One more stain on Samsung is hardly noticeable. Samsung will just pay the fee and keep on copying. It costs them less to copy than to invent.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:21

21. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Google will pay it. And then will statrt to hunt the ALUMINUM HAIRDRESSERS,
lol

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:25

22. pitchenatent (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Good job apple on you win now you have enough money to keep up with Samsung, lg, sony, HTC and moto but will you put the money in your greed a$$es technology nope probably not u suk apple

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:33

26. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


haha. Take that shamesung. :)

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:53 3

49. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


"This amount is less than 10% of the amount Apple requested and probably doesn't surpass by too much the amount Apple spent litigating this case.''

After about 5 years of appeals, Samsung may end up paying the cost of Apple's legal fees to put on the case. Haha, take that Apple:)

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:49 8

31. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


""(We are) grateful to the jury and court for their service...today's ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: that Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers."-Apple"

Yeah, because APPLE never willfully steals ideas from other, right? RIGHT!!?

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:13 2

37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


All large corporations steal. The US patent law even provides incentives to steal as it is "first to file" not "first to invent" as it was for hundreds of years.

With the meaningless penalities for stealing, there is really no reason not to.

posted on 03 May 2014, 04:39 2

63. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Its kinda comical Apple releases that statement...while they were also found guilty ...

And Apple....technically Samsung is only on the hook for 1 and 1/2 of one patent....The one for the Galaxy Nexus....thats Google and Google alone since its stock Android.

And Apple....the courts found they willfully stole your idea....or should say1 and 1/2 ideas...not copied your products.

Lie much?

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:51 5

33. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The BIG winners of the frivolous lawsuits are........PATENT LAWYERS!!! Yippppppeeee

I hear you can now go to HEALD COLLEGE or ITT to become a PATENT LAWYER....

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:22 1

41. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


This is a victory for lovers of the iphone. Samsung spends $100 million on half a week of commercials, not to mention Google is paying it, not to mention that after appeals, it will be 3-5 years before Apple sees a dime (if an appeals judge like Posner doesn't throw it out altogether). In the process, Apple is getting it's patents slapped down and being found guilty of copying themselves. Apple is going to recognize that this whole thing wasn't worth it and will be forced to compete by creating better products with more features. In a few months, we'll see if Apple has learned it's lesson or if we hear about Apple suing for infringement by the Note 3 and GS 4.

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:31

45. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I bet that 9 out of10 people in the jury have iPhones. This obviously makes the trial biased towards Apple...

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:40

46. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


It has Apple & Koh in it, what do you really expect?

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:46

47. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Next time Apple gon sue Samsung for copying its Ads.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories