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

03
May
2014

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.

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