Friday, August 24, 2012

Apple Wins Huge Verdict Against Samsung

Today a San Jose jury awarded Apple over $1 billion against Samsung in a patent infringement case over features of the iPhone and iPad.  The verdict form is here (assuming the link works; the jury was then asked to clarify some things, resulting in an amended verdict form).  Dennis Crouch and Joe Mullin explain the verdict (Joe's post also has a copy of the verdict).  According to The Verge, there will be a hearing on September 20 to consider Apple's request for an injunction and Samsung's motions to set aside the jury verdict.  

As EFF explains, it's not clear whether this outcome is actually good for either innovators or for smartphone and tablet consumers.

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