The jury in the Apple vs Samsung patent trial has awarded damages to Apple to the tune of $1,051,855,000, following a landmark ruling.
The jury found the Samsung had indeed been in violation of Apple’s various software and hardware patents, and had lead to trade-dress dilution.
After just two days of deliberation the jury decided that Apple was entitled to substantial compensation that breaks down as follows:
$57,000,000 for the Samsung Prevail
$44,792,974 for the Infused 4G
$53,123,612 for the Mesmerize
$3,350,256 for the Replenish
$954,060 for the Transform
Being a US based case all the Samsung device in question are US models but the implications for the companies involved and for the industry are much wider.
More to follow…