The verdict is incredibly detailed and granular, and hats off to the jury for doing all this as quickly as they did. Several of Apple's software patents were validated today - bounce back scrolling, pinch-to-zoom, and tap-to-zoom - and most of Samsung's devices infringed upon them - wilfully. Apple's iPhone 3G(S) trade dress/design patent (sorry, lost track) was also infringed upon my some of Samsung's phones, but not all of them. The iPad's design patent was not infringed upon. Samsung also asserted a number of its own patents, but the jury ruled that none of Apple's devices infringed upon them.
The end result is that Samsung has to pay Apple $1,051,855,000 in damages (Apple wanted $2.4 billion). Apple has to pay nothing to Samsung.
It will come as no surprise that I am very disappointed in this ruling - not so much for Samsung (they're a company, I don't care what happens to them), but very much so for the industry. Frivolous, anti-developer nonsense like software patents got validated big time today, and the repercussions of this will be felt far and wide. Every software patent troll in the US just popped a bottle of champagne, because their business model just got a major boost. In addition, don't expect any new, upstart company to start shaking up the industry any time soon - Apple, and by extension Microsoft, have that locked down pretty tight right about now.
A very rich company just got a little richer, but everybody else - developers, consumers, companies - lost. Yet, my Twitter feed is blowing up with people cheering. I do not want to live on this planet an... Wait. Why do I even care? I'm Dutch!