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Jury Says Samsung Infringed On Apple's Patents

May 3 2014, 12:49am CDT | by

Samsung must pay Apple $119.6 million in damages after a federal jury in California determined that the South Korean company had infringed on at least one of Apple’s patents relating to smartphone...

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Jury Says Samsung Infringed On Apple's Patents

May 3 2014, 12:49am CDT | by

Samsung must pay Apple $119.6 million in damages after a federal jury in California determined that the South Korean company had infringed on at least one of Apple’s patents relating to smartphone software features. But a decision to also award minimal damages to Samsung means that despite technically winning the suit, Apple may have lost some credibility in its ongoing claims of deeming Samsung a copycat.

The award is significantly less than the $2.2 billion Apple had been seeking, or the $930 million that Samsung was ordered to pay Apple by a separate jury  in 2012. Samsung is still appealing that order, after the jury decided Samsung had copied Apple’s technology for older generation devices.

In this lawsuit, Apple accused Samsung of infringing on its patents to create its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets.

But the outcome is “a major blow” because the jury awarded Apple only about 5.5% of what it was seeking according to patent litigation expert Florian Mueller, whose FOSS Patents blog  closely follows the legal spats between Apple and Samsung.

Mueller says Apple has now suffered a loss of credibility after the jury also decided that the Cupertino-based company had infringed on one of Samsung’s patents, and ordered Apple to pay damages of $158,000. “This outcome is a very good one for Samsung,” he says.

The jury was made up of four women and two men, and had deliberated their decision over two full days on Wednesday and Thursday according to press reports.

The iPhone maker claims that Samsung copied Apple’s technology for smartphone features including the slide-feature to unlock a device, word correction, universal searching, quick links and syncing programs in the background.

Samsung in turn has argued that Apple should pay $6 million for infringing on its own patents for video features on smartphones.

 
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RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was to ...
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7 weeks ago

Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was bro ...
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7 weeks ago

Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected by the D ...
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7 weeks ago

MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammudd ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the southern st ...
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7 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over R ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Moha ...
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7 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocation of RM2 ...
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7 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Scheme 2 ...
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7 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion ...
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