Jury in Apple-Samsung trial makes corrections to verdict documents, leaves damages unchanged

Jury in Apple-Samsung trial makes corrections to verdict documents, leaves damages unchanged
Friday’s verdict in the latest installment of the Apple-Samsung soap opera seemed like a close to the chapter in a drama that will forever haunt our lives. However, there was an error on the jury’s verdict form.  The error was an oversight on one of the patents. It was basically left out of the final tally.

The jury returned to the courthouse on Monday and made the necessary corrections to the paperwork.  The jury ruled that Samsung had also infringed on the forgotten item, and awarded Apple $4 million.

However, instead of adding $4 million to the final tally, it shuffled other numbers from the awarded damages around and left the final bill at the previously reported $119.5 million.  So, even though Apple was seeking at least $2 billion in damages, and even though the jury made an error in their arguably slap-on-the-wrist judgments, and even though the jury forgot one of the patents in dispute and had to account for damages, the outcome remains the same.

With these final corrections, now we can close the latest chapter in a world that is Apple and Samsung. As Samsung is appealing the $900+ million ruling against it from the previous litigation, it is probably likely we may see both sides appeal this as well. That means we will ever more be in a world that is Apple versus Samsung.

source: PCWorld

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20 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

In related news: Samsung gets a visit by government / police officials (after not cooperating) so Samsung employees switch out all the computers and literally eat and swallow documented evidence. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/05/05/samsung-employees-allegedly-swallowed-documents-containing-evidence/

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Samsung will get their money back by raising the price of Apples' SoC again. So in the end Samsung and their employees, will win the war, gaining more publicity and Apple will just have to swallow the price hike... The only winners are the lawyers for Apple. O.o

7. Sauce unregistered

Lol thats not how it works. A few dollar hike increase won't change the outcome of the richest wealthiest tech company in the world :D

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Can you read? It's a troll article, what the ******ing relation here? Related my...

8. Sauce unregistered

Can you read? "It details the back-story behind the two smartphone giants and the public trial"

9. willard12 unregistered

Phonearena is looking for new authors and I guess this is your audition. However, when passing along troll articles against Samsung......you may want to avoid stories from 2010 about price fixing. Price fixing is Apple's thing in 2014. I guess you're saying that whether it's larger screens, notifications, group play, or price fixing...Apple loves copying Samsung. They are indeed good artists.

10. Sauce unregistered

Good to see that haters will reply to everything that has Apple involved in a comment lol.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hey, leave Sauce alone - his avatar picture tells you all that you need to know about him...

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sauce's phone is 10x better then others so plz dont waste time reading his words, argueing on his useless stories, reading his propaganda sources...

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Funny how this country's citizens see the word "ALLEGEDLY" and assume guilt...

20. tuminatr

Posts: 1122; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Exactlery amazing how allegedly is not innocent tel proven guilty anymore, if this was admissable in court somsung probibly would have lost

2. HASHTAG unregistered

So the point of this article was?

4. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

$900 million, just give it up samsung....clash of clan game can rake in that amount in a quarter

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Can't see Dunham's statement anywhere, I think it would have made sense if it was included in the article. Anyway, even when both parties had their fair share Samsung might go on with their unethical ways. I can also see a pending appeal if Apple doesn't settle with Samsung, the data detectors patent that Samsung infringed on is also being used on newer devices like the Galaxy s4, note 3 & s5.

11. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Both companies are unethical, Apple was found guilty of fixing prices on ebooks. Both should walk away and let the courts handle more important cases, like putting hardcore criminals behind bars.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The ironic thing is that Apple deserves to have some large company copy them. Apple has a history of stealing from others that is decades long. What goes around, comes around.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Exactly, these trials are a big waste of time...makes Apple look worse with each passing year.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

iJuror. how the hell can they make a mistake? This trial is so BIAS.

18. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Even though it's a BIAS but samsung did a lot of bad things in the pass such as steal sharp technology for its tv and also steal pioneer Plasma technology and caused pioneer to shut down its tv business. Further more , galaxy s series really did a lot of copycat from iPhone you can see it from the packaging to its software . I think samsung really deserve it and I do own a S4 and iPhone 4s.

19. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The point here is that every company copies one another but it seems to me that apple is claiming that their so called innovation is the legit one.

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