Apple vs. Samsung Decision

Nerd Law recently discussed the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit that was ongoing for several weeks.  Now, we have the results.  Late last Friday night, a jury voted in favor of Apple and awarded the company $1,049,343,540 in damages.  Samsung was not awarded any financial compensation by the jury at this time.

The complex case centered mostly around whether or not Samsung products infringed on Apple patents and vice versa.  The lawsuit included the consideration of over 30 different devices, 12 patents, and the jury was asked to make over 700 decisions about the case in order to come to a decision about the infringement issues.

Samsung is expected to appeal this decision, so the case is far from over.  Apple is now engaging in a legal battle with HTC over similar concerns, and it will be interesting to see how this verdict will affect future patent infringement cases.

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