Samsung guilty on dozens of patent infringements vs Apple

Aug 24, 2012
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This trial is what might be the most important of the set of Apple vs Samsung courtroom sessions that've been going on around the world for several months. Another verdict was reached this week in South Korea where the law made it clear that both parties had done wrong, the iPhone, the iPad, the Galaxy S II, and the Galaxy S all being banned from sale in the country effective immediately. Several other sales bans have taken place over the summer and were relatively quickly lifted in their respective countries.

The court session began this afternoon with several checkings of the verdict form to make sure everything is in order. Since the document itself is quite a few pages long, noone was surprised, not even Judge Koh. As The Verge notes, Koh let the court know that "I saw Samsung's request for 30 minutes to review the verdict form... I think that makes sense."

Has the jury reached a verdict? Yes.

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.

It was not looking positive for Samsung in the first few questions of the verdict, needless to say, and as the reading wore on, the damage continued. Stay tuned to SlashGear as we continue to run down the verdict and eventually get to the real dish: what Samsung and Apple will be responsible for in the end.


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