The new jury verdict followed a trial in San Jose, California, before Judge Lucy Koh that focused on how much Samsung should pay for infringing Apple patents covering aspects of the iPhone's design. It is not clear yet whether that indicates future plans to appeal. The jury had to decide if Samsung should have to pay damages based on sales of its smartphones or just their components that infringed the patents. A little over a year later, a jury awarded more than $1 billion to Apple, paving the way for years of legal hassle.
The retrial has been looming since December 2016, when the U.S. Supreme Court returned the case to a lower federal court for a jury to determine whether the entire phone or its components were the correct "article of manufacture".
This particular case over design patents has been dragging on since 2011.
"Now, they have a road map to winning full damages again", he said.
Juror says she didn't think about the financials or about punishing Samsung and they all agreed pretty quickly that the d'305 covered the whole phone bc can't see the design without the phone. This lawsuit started back in 2012 when Apple sued Samsung for patent infringement.
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Apple welcomed the jury's decision, saying: "Samsung should pay for copying our products".
Noreen Krall, Apple's longtime chief of litigation and omnipresent field marshal in the litigation over smartphone technology, has traveled widely to implement Jobs's wish. Samsung, of course, appealed the amount of the damages and had the number reduced to $339 million.
As expected, Samsung's lawyer said that the verdict isn't based on evidence so the Korean giant will raise its objections.
The bulk of the damages, $533,316,606, was awarded for the infringement of three design patents, including the infamous "rounded corners" patent.
In a moment that made us shudder, in a 'why, why won't this end?' kind of way, Apple has been awarded significant damages in its patent dispute with Samsung, amounting to $539m (around £400m / AU$700).