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Jury finds Samsung guilty of infringing some patents in Apple trial – awards paltry $120M

Apple Samsung Patent Trial

The implications in the weeks-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung couldn’t have been bigger — or more difficult for most consumers to care about. If you’ve been following the case, however, the verdict is in: guilty… and not guilty. The California jury on Friday evening determined that some Samsung devices did in fact infringe two Apple patents — patents 5,946,647 and 8,046,721 — and it cleared all Samsung devices of infringing the other patents Apple had asserted. Apple’s award for damages? $119.6 million, or just over 1% of Apple’s net profit in the March quarter.

Apple was also found to have infringed one Samsung patent it was accused of using illegally, and Samsung was awarded damages totaling $158,400.

Re/code has more.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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