Jury verdict form from Apple v. Samsung patent trial is released

Jury verdict form from Apple v. Samsung patent trial is released
Nearly as complicated as filing out your 1040 tax return, the jury verdict form from the Apple v. Samsung patent trial has been released. A look at the filled out form shows that indeed, the jury certainly went along with Apple's legal team with a majority of Samsung devices listed on the form receiving a "Y" next to its name signifying that the device infringed on Apple patents.

The first block of the form dealt with the '381 patent which is more commonly known as the "bounce-back" patent. Samsung design emails characterized this feature as "adding fun for the user". That was followed by the '915 patent which is for "touch-to-zoom" using two fingers to stretch out or compress an image on a screen. All smartphones have this feature now, but the jury said that all but two Samsung devices infringed on this patent. We can recall when the Motorola DROID launched without this feature (which eventually was added in a subsequent software update).

Speaking of zooming, the jury found that 13 Samsung models infringed on the '163 Tap-to-zoom patent which covers a one tap zooming process. 5 devices from Samsung were found not to have infringed on this patent. The 'D677 and 'D087 patents cover design elements (thus the 'D' prefix) on the Apple iPhone such as the bezel and the layout of the phone. Patent 'D889 covered the industrial design of a tablet. None of Samsung's tablets were found by the jury to infringe on Apple's design patents while half of Samsung handsets were found to violate Apple's design patents.

Samsung called the verdict a loss for the American consumer while Apple said it shows that "stealing isn't right." Samsung will seek a ruling from Judge Koh to overturn the verdict, a ploy that very rarely works. If that fails, Samsung will seek an appeal.

source: electronista



1. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

You've got lucky this time Apple, just wait when you face w/ Google.

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think the jury had mistakes putting checks on apple, they thought it was samsung, vice versa.(as what apple claims, hahaha)

19. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

And the verdict didn't mention the amount Apple paid to the witnesses, patent officials and the judges, since apple had won the case they should claim this expenditure too in the ruling.

23. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Yea OMG RIGHT!!! Apple totally paid EVERYBODY OFF!!! Jackass.

32. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

There is post on phonearena where the witness says he was paid 75k by apple for the testimony. They were awarded patent of device resembling google glass the next day google showed a working prototype. They were awarded patent for capacitive touch embeded in LCD screen itself reducing the gap when Samsung superamoled already does that. Judge Lucy is huge apple fan and please tell me that the fact Apple is an American company doesn't affect their decision, when the so called apple patents are rejected in almost every European country. So it was a possibility apple@$$.

10. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

just wait for the one against motorola mobility it is the closest to google

29. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Oh look what i just found. FROM THE MOUTH OF ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF APPLE COMPUTERS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU&feature=player_embedded

38. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Wow, JUST found? Welcome to the internet.

41. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Thank's for the warm welcom jackass.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

There was an interesting legal analysis that I read on Plus which makes a strong case for the jury's verdict and prior deliberations making it very easy for Samsung to appeal, as they apparently made a lot of errors in their judgment. A big one was the foreman making the remark that they viewed the amount of the judgment as a punitive measure, not a compensatory one, as they were supposed to. This was clearly spelled out in the jury instructions. I think Samsung could honestly win this on appeal as long as they don't entirely f**k it up.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I have been saying all along from when the verdict was announced (actually, before the verdict was announced) that there is grounds for appeal. My only concern is whether Sammy jettisons their present legal team. Appeal practice is completely different from trial practice.

3. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Hey! Sammy clearly stole desing from Apple and for this needs to pay up. But this doent mean Android is stealing from Apple. I was clearly pi$$ed off when with ios 5 came the scrolldown menu notification bar. Clearly apple stealing! And no one said anything.

9. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

like what i said before, apple's attitude is to steal from the others but when something was stole/copied to them, or even just taking a hint from their designs/devices, they will be mad.

11. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

no one said anything when Apple stole the notification bar because Google isn't childish enough to make a great fuss about it..

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Once the patent for the Notification function issues, Apple is going to be in a world of hurt. $1 Billion is going to be chump change for what they (Apple) are going to have to pay to license that patent.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Apple is more guilty of stealing or copying than any other tech company on the planet. Apple just wants to stay at the top, why beat the competition when you can just sue it? A cheap, lazy, pathetic way to go. Apple will get what they deserve soon enough.

4. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

No justice is remained in this world i am going to start worshiping the Devil from now thats it.

15. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

uhh, U really don't have to do that

20. karoafriyie

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 19, 2012

dont say that even if you are joking

33. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Then you will be worshipping Apple!

5. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

If u steal its stealing but if iSteal its an art.

17. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Since they didn't stole any sales from Apple it should be "if u copy its stealing...". They branded Samsung as thieves, when they themself are the mafia.

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

In other slightly forgotten news, South Korean legal system more straightforward and rational than the United States'. Updates at 11. But now, weather.

8. wendygarett unregistered

pay compensation is alright but banned the competitor product? Apple has gone too far !!!!

16. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This is what i've been thinking, Apple does not want compensation but direct banned. Sadly for future lawsuite Apple will continue to seek bans

12. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

In other news, Apple preparing to release a re-branded version of the iPhone 4S, dubbed, the iPhone 5 o_O

18. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

And apple continues with the injustices again...The patents that apple claimed that samsung violated are clearly also present in other smartphones. Here comes apple and their dirty tricks, they're obviously just trying to move samsung out because the company is a threat to their idevices meanwhile those other manufacturers who even violated a patent more(which apple probably ignored) are not being sued.

21. DroidDoesVZW

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

It's a shame, really, because I really wanted the ruling to just let alone both sides. Samsung doesn't deserve this. If there was a lawsuit every single time two products looked similar then there wouldn't be enough courthouses for those lawsuits to take place in. I'm really disappointed in Apple. I'm a huge fan of their products but Samsung is right about them essentially becoming the Dictator of mobile devices. It's a shame really, because competition is what keeps Apple's products interesting. Hopefully this success will not lead to slacking off in the future.

22. Justsadd

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

f**k the apple really childish company...never use apple product rubbish..samsung keepmoving be the world no 1.

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