Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2014 00:28 UTC
Legal

An eight-person jury on Friday handed back a mixed verdict in the Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement case.

The jury found Samsung's gadgets infringed Apple's '647 patent, but not the '959 patent or '414 patent. Results were mixed for the '721 patent, with some Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Nexus, found to infringe, and others not.

The jury awarded Apple only $119.6 million for the infringement.

Apple wanted more than $2 billion. The verdict is still being read, and the jury has also ruled that Apple infringed on one of Samsung's patents, awarding Samsung $158000 for it.

So, pocket change both ways. A total waste of money, public resources, the jury members' time, and the court system. Well done you, patent system.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by arb1 on Sat 3rd May 2014 04:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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MS I think was more reasonable on their licensing fee's unlike Apple wants stupid high fee's for their patents but only believes they should pay pennies for anyone Else's patents. They even tried that crap with a judge not to many years back where they said in court "less you find in our favor for 1$ or less per device we won't accept your ruling" not exact quote but pretty much short of it.

Apple is one that is taking the bigger PR hit in all this as since they are the patent aggressor they are ones looking like patent trolls. Throw on top of the fact nothing on the iphone really changed since the 3gs, and with rumor's apple plans to make a 4.7inch and 5.5inch phone they are ones looking like they are coping Samsung.

Edited 2014-05-03 04:44 UTC

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