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[6]: Comment by Nelson
by Stephen! on Mon 5th May 2014 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
Stephen!
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Both Apple and Microsoft are working to use the legal system to make Android and FOSS in general toxic.


Which in Apple's case, seems to be rather hypocritical for a company that's made use of open source software themselves. And Microsoft seems to be using Linux boxes for their Skype hosting.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/skype-replaces-p2p-supernod...

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