The Big Apple V Samsung V Apple trial ended on today but the biggest news was actually the smallest news in the amounts of payouts given to each side.
Last time these 2 heads collided in the San Jose Court, Apple was awarded an amount in the neighborhood of $1 billion and this time around they were after a mighty $2.2 billion so they got roughly 95% less than that. The good news from Apple’s point of view it won against Samsung for the most part.
Also getting a payout from Samsung to the tune of $119.6 million is always a good thing, even if it is was off what was originally wanted.
The bad news is Apple has to pay $158,400, also known as lunch money where a company like Apple is concerned,for violating one of Samsung’s patents. But it doesn’t end there.
On Friday Apple’s lawyers found that no award had been granted for a Samsung device found by the jury to a been in violation of Apple’s intellectual property. It was after 6 PM on the West Coast so the Jury said they would rather head back to court on Monday to figure out how much was owed.
That settles that but as we all know it won’t actually settle anything..
Both sides will likely ask Judge Lucy Koh to set aside latest verdict and failing that will appeal the jury’s verdict.
No offense the jury though Apple issued a posttrial statement on Friday saying
we are grateful to the jury and the court for their service today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world of 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.
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