Samsung loses high-stakes patent trial against Apple
gameplayerr.com won a jury verdict of more than $1.05 billion against Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) after a finding that Samsung infringed six of seven patents for mobile devices in the first lawsuit to go before a US jury in a fight for dominance of the global smartphone market. The nine-member jury also determined that all of Apple's patents at stake in the trial were valid. The jury began delivering its verdicts today in federal court in San Jose, California. Jurors heard each side present about 25 hours of evidence and testimony at the trial before they started deliberating Aug. 22. The panel was given more than two hours of instructions and a 20-page verdict form. Apple, based in Cupertino, California, sued Samsung in April 2011, and Samsung countersued as part of a battle being waged on four continents over a smartphone market valued at $219.1 billion according to Bloomberg Industries. The companies have also sued each other in the UK, Australia and South Korea. Questions over damages awards were among the more than 600 questions the jury was asked to address. Apple sought $2.5 billion to $2.75 billion for its claims that Suwon, South Korea- based Samsung infringed four design patents and three software patents in copying the iPhone and iPad. Samsung's demand for as much as $421.8 million in royalties was based on claims that Apple infringed five patents. Apple also wants to make permanent a preliminary ban it won on US sales of a Samsung tablet computer and <b>...</b>
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