Samsung infringed on Apple design patents, jury rules | The Verge
As the jury slogs through the twenty-page final verdict form in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, it has given its decision on one of the more critical aspects of the case: whether Samsung infringed on Apple's design patents for the look and feel of its devices. The jury needed to decide the issue on four different design patent as they apply to over over a dozen different Samsung devices, and furthermore had to also distinguish between three different corporate entities. In short, it was a nightmare.
The jury has decided that Samsung did infringe with multiple devices.
Jury: Samsung infringed Apple's software patents | The Verge
The first verdicts out of Apple vs. Samsung are in, covering claims 19, 8, and 50 of the so-called '381, '915, and '163 software patents, respectively — those are the patents that cover "bounce back" scrolling functionality, pinch-to-zoom, and tap-to-zoom. Did Samsung infringe, according to the jury?
For claim 19 of '381, the answer is yes for all devices.
For claim 8 of '915, the answer is yes for all but the Ace, Intercept, and Replenish.
For claim 50 of '163, the answer is yes for all but the Captivate, Continuum, Gem, Indulge, Nexus S 4G, Transform, and Vibrant.
On the question of inducement — in other words, did the Korean company force its US divisions to infringe — the jury ruled yes to all devices on '381, yes for all devices but the Replenish on '915, and yes for all devices but the Captivate, Continuum, Gem, Indulge, Nexus S 4G, Transform, and Vibrant on '163.
All told, it's a huge starting win for Apple on a verdict form that totals some 700 questions.
This shows how fucked up the patent system is.
It's fucking over. you can beat up the competition on bullshit software/design patents that already existed before apple made them and beat up competition instead of designing a better product.
The gates of hell have opened.
now we wait for the samsung against apple verdict.
The jury is corrupt and bribed as fuck, expect riots.