Apple wins IP case against Samsung

Apple awarded $1bn in damages over copyright infringement

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Apple wins IP case against Samsung Samsung was found to have infringed on a number of Apple's patents for the iPhone.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 25, 2012

Apple has been awarded $1.05 billion in damages in its US copyright trial against Samsung.

The nine person jury decided that a number of Samsung mobile devices infringed on Apple's intellectual property related to its iconic iPhone.

The jury also rejected all counter claims from Samsung.

Apple has said it intends to seek import bans on certain Samsung products at a follow up hearing that is due to take place on 20th September. Samsung is set to appeal the ruling.

Samsung said in a statement that the ruling will ultimately mean less choice and higher prices for the consumer.

The court ruled that Samsung infringed on a number of patents, including design patents for the physical appearance of the iPhone, the look of how the OS displays text and icons, the ‘bounce back response' and several touch and multi-touch operations such as dragging documents, pinch to zoom and twist to rotate.

2401 days ago

It is a good decision. Intellectual property(IP) is to be protected and respected by all especailly companies as big as Samsung. And IP is as a result of hardwork and huge investment which should not be infringed, altered and made use for ones good.

2401 days ago

This is definitely not good news. What’s happened to free enterprise and competition which benefits the consumer. Apple should concentrate on innovation as it once did and stop moaning that someone else is doing better. Lets see what the iPhone 5 looks like.

2402 days ago

This is bad news for free market competition and ultimately bad for consumers. I dont want to pay for overpriced Apple Products when similar products are available in the market for 1/10th the apple price.
Apple is overcharging anyway. Otherwise how can a company have Billions of Dollars of Cash, made by huge profits in its accounts.

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