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

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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Samsung a copier?
by Lorin on Sat 3rd May 2014 04:13 UTC
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Only if they are following Apple's lead, go back to the Palm and iPaq products, they had wifi capability and touch, Apple stuck a radio modem in and they call that patentable? Samsung had a form factor similar to Apple with the so called rounded edges before Apple did, look at the first Windows phones that t-mobile sold from Samsung.

Go back to the 1980's when Motorola produced data terminals for IBM, rectangles with rounded edges, I think they were the MD800's

Edited 2014-05-03 04:15 UTC

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RE: Samsung a copier?
by arb1 on Sat 3rd May 2014 04:37 in reply to "Samsung a copier?"
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Look at who you are saying that about, Apple effective patented a phone with rounded corner's

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RE[2]: Samsung a copier?
by Nelson on Sat 3rd May 2014 05:04 in reply to "RE: Samsung a copier?"
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No they didn't.

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RE[2]: Samsung a copier?
by krreagan on Sun 4th May 2014 22:03 in reply to "RE: Samsung a copier?"
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No, they used the rounded corners (amount others changes) to show that Samesung changed their design specifically to match Apples design.

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