Samsung found guilty across the board – fined over 1 billion dollars

August 24, 2012
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Things surely aren't looking good for Samsung right about now. As I'm sure you're all aware the lawsuit between Samsung and Apple is currently going through the final verdict stages. After a 3 week lawsuit and hours of deliberation the jury has found Samsung "guilty" for all 21 phones brought forward, but not on the Galaxy Tab line. More details below.

Tough break kid. The jury has ruled that Samsung infringed on multiple Apple patents for almost all of their devices starting with the original Samsung Galaxy devices like the Vibrant, the Nexus S, and multiple other phones. What makes this worse is everything Samsung brought forward was denied. The Jury has stated that nothing from Apple infringed Samsung's Utility patents -- nothing. Here's some of the breakdown.

All of the devices listed were found to be infringing upon claim 19 of 301 patent including SEC, SEA, and STA: Galaxy Tab Wi-fi (SEA), Captivate (STA), Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galasy Ace, Prevail, S 4G, S II, Galaxy Tab, The Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerie, Nexus S 4G, Replenish and Vibrant.

For claim Two, Samsung devices were also found to infringe for SEC: For SEC Captivate, continuum, droid charge, fascinate, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, i9100, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Tab, Tab 10.1, Gem, Indulge, Infuse, Nexus S 4G. That’s for Claim 8 of 915 patent. For SEA there was infringement on the part of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and for STA infringement on the part of the Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit, Prevail, Galaxy S 4G, S II AT&T, SII T Mobile, Galaxy Tab, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, Nexus S 4G, Transform and Vibrant.

The problem here is Samsung was also found guilty for willfully knowing they were infringing patents. They also were found guilty for basically tarnishing the image of the iPhone. We are still digging through all the details, not to mention I'm no patent lawyer, but things are looking very very bad for Samsung.

So far from reports at The Verge Samsung is required to pay Apple damages to the tune of $1,051,850,000. I'll help you out: that is 1 billion, 51 million and 855,000 thousand dollars. Apple damages payable to Samsung: Zero. Stay tuned as we'll update when we hear more.


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  • http://www.djcube.co.uk Cube1701

    So, now the question is: Is the US court system THAT broken or did Apple give them a massive bribe?

    • Diadora

      Bribery

    • Jon Gee

      It’s the patent system that’s truly broken. Apple never should have been awarded the patents they were. Plus, when you leave it up to 12 ordinary people with no knowledge of patents or patent law that have been fed the idea that apple is a true innovator for so long this was not unexpected IMO. A person can be unique, PEOPLE are sheep.

      • http://twitter.com/mikedonatello Mike Donatello

        It’s both the patent problem and a seriously broken legal system in need of tort reform.

      • Sexy_Tech

        > It’s both the patent problem and a seriously broken legal
        > system in need of tort reform.

        Very generic patents were issued that NEVER should have been issued.

        How is that the fault of the legal system?

        The legal system working EXACTLY as it should have today: Defended a legally awarded patent. (Regardless of if the patent itself was one that you liked or disliked.)

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    I wonder if Apple bribed the jury with free devices.

  • Louie

    that’s just wrong!! apple has stole so many things fron googles android os, apple is just a huge bully of a company and I will never buy anything from them idorks!!

  • http://www.djcube.co.uk Cube1701

    Also, look at it compared to some other countries:

    South Korea: You both owe each other a little bit of money.
    UK: Apple must say sorry to Samsung
    US: ONE BILLION DOLLARS! MWHAHAHAHA!

  • http://twitter.com/dtb140_6repair Scott Brown

    What’s the bottom line for consumers of Android?

    • Alecirious

      That’s the bigger question I want answered. This is a blow to Samsung, but a larger one for Android in general.

      • sper56

        No, it is a larger blow for samsung. There are still many other manufacturers that use android. LG, HTC, Motorola, ZTE, SONY, etc etc, etc…and a few more etc’s. Android will survive.

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    I bet all those jurors were iPhone users!

  • jude

    Wouldnt be supprised if the US government pulled some strings, keep their bussiness and economy nice and strong. Keep the business and money within its own country and not elsewhere

    • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

      Which is hypocritical since all Apple’s manufacturing work is outsourced to guess where… China!

      • Nuend0

        who kinda own the US with the bail out loans…

      • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

        Yes. This situation stinks from root to branch. If Apple succeeds with Sammy, they won’t stop until all Android phones are illegal.

      • kirot

        Samsung also outsources to China- The difference here is that Apple is a US firm, while Samsung is a Korean firm.

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    This whole thing is really the Chinese (Apple’s outsourced labor) vs the South Koreans (Samsung). The USA is in debt to China, so will punish the S. Korean company.

    • kirot

      Reality is, Samsung also has been outsourcing to China- especially in their computer/laptop line. Samsung, unlike Apple, is a Korean company though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AUGIE4000 Mathew Rivero

    Big deal, as if Samsung doesn’t sell enough other products to make up for it.

  • bish s

    Just a suggestion: delete the word “thousand” – you already have the three zeros included in the numerical part! :)

  • Lawson

    What’s with the grossly inaccurate headline? No one was found guilty or fined here. It’s not a criminal case, for crying out loud…

  • Esben Gaarsmand

    Samsung has copied no one can deny that and so has apple. This case smells bad and the verdict is out of proportions.

    • Thin_Jogging_Chick

      Samsung did an AWFUL case of trying to *PROVE* Apple copied Samsung. And they lost the case. It’s not enough just to “copy”… you have to PROVE it in court… not just claim it.

  • http://twitter.com/dtb140_6repair Scott Brown

    OK, look at the Google TV screen on their online advertisement. As I write this, their ad is on this website page! I would say that screen looks a lot like a iMac computer screen? It is probably is not fair to Apple. So if this case stands on appeal, the consumers may see some new and exciting, products in the near future. Products that look and feel a lot better than a iPhone does now! That should be easy.

  • fish

    .. Are the judges and apple been smoking from the same pipe?

  • Askani

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOO sad,’,, Apple isn’t for everyone but Samsung considers everyone!!!! At least i can’t afford an Apple but have access to most samsung products!

    • Thin_Jogging_Chick

      All of the devices in question in this trail were pretty close to their counterparts in price. None of them were 90% higher/lower than if you bought Samsung or Apple brands.

  • diabla.linda

    This is so freakin stupid. All samsung products r way more better then apples

  • alex

    i say apple dont fuck with andriod we can make live hell your iphone user starting tomorrow i am blocking mac address ay open wifi i see

  • Chris Sullins

    People need to realize that this verdict will not sit well overseas. There is alot of disdain for Apple and now it’s going to get worse for them. This will hurt Apple big-time in Europe.

  • Anonymous

    FUCK APPLE! They stole fucking everything from everybody, every fucking company!

    • DB

      What an unbelievable ignorant set of comments from most of you. Clearly you are simply too young to have any understanding of technological history. I never fail to be astounded.

  • Damessenger35

    Apple are just big time bullies trying to monopolise the Smartphone market. I suppose this gives Windows and Nokia a big chance with surfaces huh!?

  • Thin_Jogging_Chick

    “Oh my G/god. I better never buy any more of those horrible Samsung devices now. They were great devices prior to August 24th… but today they are all bad devices that should be avoided.”

    (Does ANYONE in the world really shop like that????)

  • Thin_Jogging_Chick

    Numbers aren’t really androidCommunity’s thing.

    > $1,051,850,000. I’ll help you out:
    > that is 1 billion, 51 million and 855,000 thousand dollars

    No, I’ll help YOU out.

    That’s not 855,000 *THOUSAND*.
    It’s 855 thousand.
    (Also, it’s really 850, not 855 anyway.)

    Wrong all over the place, like most AndroidCommunity “news” articles.

  • alex

    I’ll buy Samsung after(I have sgs3,G nexus,series7.2 HDTV etc,)i hope Sammy, Google,Andriod start kill rotten crApple.

  • Sperrybird

    Our patent system is so messed up. Now, you can be held liable for the “look and feel” of a product that someone just patent. Just imagine if someone patent a look and feel of a pc, automobile or just a simple table. this is a joke.

  • Sperrybird

    The freakin’ juries are biased and so is the judge. i bet apple slipped a few benjamin’s in someones in someone’s pocket.

  • padmefan76

    I hate the fact that Apple is trying to take over the world. This company is trying to become a monopoly. Apple wants you to only buy their products so they go after all competition. Samsung is made to pay now and we will just have to wait to see who is next on the list. I for one, will never/ever buy apple products. Apple is way to expensive and i just don’t like that they want it all for them. I want choice and I choose android. I have tried apple products and don’t like them. I love my motorola droid maxx and it is the right phone for me. I also love samsung because I have had many of their phones as well. My Aunt owns a Galaxy Nexus and it is beautiful. Apple iphone has a little 3.5 inch screen, and expect you to pay for most everything on phone. That sucks! Samsung phones look nothing like apple phones nor run like it in my opinion. I hope samsung eventually kicks apple’s ass in appeals. Long live Android/Freedom of Choice!

  • Rick

    Well It all depends upon technology whether it was existed before or not(android)
    its like Apple had baking machine technology when samsung gets the similar technology.apple sued by saying “ahhh you are baking bread like me”…
    Hey guys I was thinking of opening restaurant .But, now I am afraid of Subway and Mcdonalds…
    can i sell burgers and Sandwiches
    stupid Apple and USA and court of USA

  • oliver ALEOGENA

    i guess its time for xerox to wake up, and sue apple for stealing its user interface software, mouse hardware, and cursor.

  • oliver ALEOGENA

    No, Steve, I think its more like we both have a rich neighbor named Xerox, and you broke in to steal the TV set, and you found out I’d been there first, and you said. “Hey that’s no fair! I wanted to steal the TV set! – Bill Gates’ response after Steve Jobs accused Microsoft of borrowing the GUI (Graphical User Interface) from Apple for Windows 1.0* Apple is the biggest thief there is. The whole succes of the brand is buil on GUI stolen from Xerox. Xerox should sue for all they’ve got.

  • Captain Heinrich

    Screw all of them, and I guess us too