Jury awards Apple a further $4 million in damages in Samsung case, leaves previous $119m ruling intact

A federal jury recalculated the amount that Samsung owes Apple in their latest patent case, according to a report from Re/Code. Samsung was found to further infringe in regards to the Galaxy S2 smartphone and a patent relating to an autocorrect feature. The jury took just two hours to decide on the additional settlement, which raises the total that Samsung must pay to $123.6 million. Apple, on its part, must pay Samsung $158,400 in damages over one infringed patent. 

This patent case follows the highly publicized showdown that occurred last year between the two technology giants in which Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages, significantly less than they estimated they were owed. In the second coming of that case, Apple had applied for over $2 billion in damages while Samsung was asking for $6.2 million. 

Apple praised the decision of the jury in a statement to Re/Code saying, "We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service. Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers." 

Source: Re/Code

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Oh for the love of god, is this STILL going on????

Look Apple, I've no interest in your phone. I don't like it. I never have. I wont join the sheep that follow you.
I have a Galaxy S3. I happen to like it. It serves my needs, and does it well.
If you had your way, I'd never have an S3, and that makes me sad. You just want to mug every other phone off the planet so that we all conform to your standards.
Well guess what, I'm sticking with that I've got, and hope that Samsung ultimately get their money back from you because this is just getting out of hand over a few silly things such as swiping a screen, or having a button somewhere.
The patent business is questionable at best, and this is a perfect example of silly things being patented and lawsuits being opened up left right and centre.

surreyguy said,
Oh for the love of god, is this STILL going on????

Look Apple, I've no interest in your phone. I don't like it. I never have. I wont join the sheep that follow you.
I have a Galaxy S3. I happen to like it. It serves my needs, and does it well.
If you had your way, I'd never have an S3, and that makes me sad. You just want to mug every other phone off the planet so that we all conform to your standards.
Well guess what, I'm sticking with that I've got, and hope that Samsung ultimately get their money back from you because this is just getting out of hand over a few silly things such as swiping a screen, or having a button somewhere.
The patent business is questionable at best, and this is a perfect example of silly things being patented and lawsuits being opened up left right and centre.

Did you know Samsung is also making patent lawsuits?

The best consumer loyalty is none or even better: be prejudicial.

The jury did NOT raise the amount by $4 million in total. They raised it for one product and lowered it for another. The total amount is actually $119.5 million, not the previous $119.6 million or the $123.6 million the article states.

"CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story suggested the total amount of the verdict had been increased by $4 million. However, while the jury raised the amount for one product by $4 million, it lowered the amounts for other products." Source: http://recode.net/2014/05/05/j...original-119-million-award/

this is not patent trolls, this is a company getting paid for stuff they invested money into and another company stealing that work and using it in their own product. Samsung, google and all other android oems get what they deserve for trying to freely use stuff that they should be paying for.

korupt_one said,
this is not patent trolls, this is a company getting paid for stuff they invested money into and another company stealing that work and using it in their own product. Samsung, google and all other android oems get what they deserve for trying to freely use stuff that they should be paying for.

Are you insane?!?! This whole case is patent trolling at its worst! Both sides have such vague patents and are for things that existed long before they were patented. I'm sorry you joined the cult of Apple and are therefore incapable of being objective, but this truly is patent trolling.

Javik said,
The world's greatest patent trolls do it again.

I think it is safe to say that every company is a patent troll. Either always will be, currently are, have been, or will be in the future.

Nogib said,

Are you insane?!?! This whole case is patent trolling at its worst! Both sides have such vague patents and are for things that existed long before they were patented. I'm sorry you joined the cult of Apple and are therefore incapable of being objective, but this truly is patent trolling.

A bit harsh, are we? It isn't insanity, or someone blinded by accused biased. The companies are defending patents that they were awarded, and have implemented in their products.

True Patent Trolls are awarded patents for things, and their only reason for filing for such patent, or buying the patent off of someone else, is so that they can sue companies that infringe on them. They have no products on the market that use the patent, they have no plans to release said product, nor do they have the means if they wanted to.

Nogib said,

Are you insane?!?! This whole case is patent trolling at its worst! Both sides have such vague patents and are for things that existed long before they were patented. I'm sorry you joined the cult of Apple and are therefore incapable of being objective, but this truly is patent trolling.

Go read this : It's a 5-page article. Take your time reading it. It'll give you some needed perspective.
http://www.vanityfair.com/busi...msung-smartphone-patent-war

Nogib said,
Are you insane?!?! This whole case is patent trolling at its worst! Both sides have such vague patents and are for things that existed long before they were patented. I'm sorry you joined the cult of Apple and are therefore incapable of being objective, but this truly is patent trolling.

I'm sorry you're misinformed. There are dozens of reasons to be mad at Apple, but this really isn't one of them.

Still way lower than what Apple was asking. Wouldn't be surprised if Apple tries to get more like they did last time. I will just be glad to stop hearing about this. Been going on for years.

I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that Apple has more lawsuits planned for other phones. Judge Koh wanted Apple to split the trials up instead of having one massive trial. Imagine these 5 patents were still ~300 questions and 50-some pages of instructions for the jury. Imagine if Apple brought all of their patent claims at once, what a mess the jury would have to sort through then.

Wouldnt doubt it. Seems all Apple is good at doing now, is suing. At least before when they were bad mouthing the competition and started suing, they were producing new and exciting products. Now, eh. Hopefully the info/rumors about something new coming out of Apple are true.

As much as I love Apple products, I sadly have to agree with you. Even as much as I may dislike Metro and Windows 8, at least Microsoft did something gutsy and they certainly have their fans for those products. I am not so much a fanboy that I can't see the accomplishments of other companies and the failures of Apple's.

On the hardware side, I am nowhere near as disappointed as I am on the software side. Apple's continued 'nanny state' control over iOS is incredibly annoying. I understand their control over the App Store and that's fine, it is both for consumer protection and to an extent, developer protection (you don't want developers copying other's successful apps work). But the inability to set default apps (i.e. mail, calendar, browser, etc.) is ridiculous in 2014.

The one brilliant thing I love about Windows 8 is the ability to uninstall all of the stock apps in Metro and then replace them with whatever I, me--my uses--my apps, want. I actually posted my thoughts on iOS 7/8 and what it is missing: http://james.wimmer.io/post/53...96834/what-ios-7-is-missing Too bad none of it has been done.

Everyone should read this :

The Great Smartphone War
http://www.vanityfair.com/busi...msung-smartphone-patent-war

A quote from the article :
According to various court records and people who have worked with Samsung, ignoring competitors' patents is not uncommon for the Korean company. And once it's caught it launches into the same sort of tactics used in the Apple case: countersue, delay, lose, delay, appeal, and then, when defeat is approaching, settle. “They never met a patent they didn't think they might like to use, no matter who it belongs to,” says Sam Baxter, a patent lawyer who once handled a case for Samsung. “I represented [the Swedish telecommunications company] Ericsson, and they couldn't lie if their lives depended on it, and I represented Samsung and they couldn't tell the truth if their lives depended on it.”