Finally we have an ending to a very long court case, one which has been going on for the past few months with neither side looking like they were going to come out victorious at any real point, but now on its third day of deliberations the jury has finally come to a decision.
On the claims by Apple, the jury has found that Samsung did infringe on the claim of 19 of /301 patents, which covers the Galaxy Tab Wifi, Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Prevail, S 4G, S II, Galaxy Tab, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mersnmerize, Nexus S, Replenish and Vibrant.
On the 915 patent which is the one for scrolling with one finger, the jury found in favor of Samsung on the Ace, Intercept and Replenish.
However for the Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Fascinate, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, i9100, Galaxy s II, Tab, Tab 10.1, Gem, Indulge, Infuse and Nexus S 4G they found Apple in favor.
For the D’677 patent the iPhone’s design, the Fascinate, Galaxy S, S 4G, S2, Skyrocket, Showcase, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize and Vibrant were found to infringe, but not the Ace.
The D’087 patent the home button and rounded corners was a yes for the i9000, S4G and Vibrant, but no on the S2, i9100, Epic 4G Touch, Skyrocket and Infuse 4G.
The D’305, icons on the home app page was a yes on the Captivate, Continuum, Charge, Epic 4G, Fascinate, S 4G, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize and Vibrant.
D’889 Patent, No for both Galaxy Tab models
As for whether the iPhone design should be protected, the iPhone trade dress, it was a yes for the iPhone 3G, meaning the Fascinate, i9000, Galaxy S 4G, Showcase, Mesmerize and Vibrant were in violation, but not the Captivate, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Galaxy Prevail, S II, Skyrocket or Infuse 4G.
But the jury found the iPad should not be protected with the trade dress.
For all of these infringed patents Apple has been awarded damages of 1 billion, 51 million 855 thousand dollars, which Samsung will have to take the bill for.
These damages were split by phones, more than $57 million for the Prevail, $44,792,974 for the infused 4G, $53,123,612 for the Mesmerize, $3,350,256 for the Replenish, and $954,060 for the Transform.
For Samsung it’s not looking so good, with a straight no on all of its claims against the iPhone with zero damages awarded.