A verdict has been reached in the Apple vs. Samsung case (Mashable link). Lawyers and the whole circus act are returning to the courtroom now for the delivery. Reports say Apple's lawyers look relaxed, Samsung's tense.
Why this matters: The outcome could very well determine how much you pay for that shiny new smartphone or tablet, and who sells it to you.
More here as we know it...
6:11 p.m. - The Verge has activated its liveblog of the verdict here.
6:25 p.m. - The Wall Street Journal has posted a backgrounder - incl stream here.
6:28 p.m. - Added Storyful Twitter list here. ABC News reporter Karina Rusk live tweets.
7:00 p.m. - CNET liveblog here.
6:42 p.m. - Jury sides with Apple.
6:49 - Reading long list of devices. Jury rules Samsung infringed on most - but not all - designs (6 of 7 patents). Top gun devices mostly - Tab 10.1, SII. Bad day for Samsung, folks.
7:05: Huge hit for Samsung: $1.052 billion in damages. Note: Later reduced to $1.049 billion
7:11: NO damages from Samsung to Apple.
The Bottom Line:
- Apple wins - but not everything that it had originally sought.
- Samsung owes Apple $1.052 in damages. Samsung had countersued...and lost: Apple owes Samsung nothing. Update: Dollar figure reduced slightly, to $1.049 billion, following discrepancy review.
- Samsung infringed Apple utility & design patents for some products - but not all
- Apple utility and design patents, and "trade dress" have been upheld
- Samsung diluted trade dress on some products - iPhone, iPhone 3 & Combination iPhone - but not others
- Apple did not infringe any Samsung utility patents
- Samsung violated antitrust law - it monopolized markets re. the UMTS standard
- Apple and Samsung will likely file post-trial motions.
- Next phase will deal with injunctions against sale of infringing Samsung products. Judge Joh says earliest this hearing can occur is September 20 - due to her schedule.
- Major upcoming milestones, set by the judge:
- Apple to file by August 29th
- Samsung has 14 days to submit its response - takes us to September 12th.
- Apple will have 2 days to submit its response - takes us to September 14th.
- Injunction hearing scheduled for September 20th.
- The Verge - Jury: Samsung copies Apple, should pay at least $1.049 billion in damages
- Wired - Jury Rules Samsung Violated Apple Patents, Owes $1 Billion
- CNET - Jury decides Samsung infringed on Apple patents
- Mashable - Apple vs. Samsung Verdict is in: Apple Wins
- GigaOm - Disaster for Samsung: Jury awards Apple $1.05 billion in patent case
- BGR (via Yahoo) - Apple's triumph over Samsung is intoxicating
- ABC (Joanna Stern) - Apple v. Samsung: Jury Rules for Apple, Recommends Over $1 Billion in Damages
- Forbes - Play-by-play/question-by-question, and impact statement
- CNN - Jury: Samsung should pay Apple more than $1 billion
- TechCrunch - Apple Awarded $1.049 Billion In Damages As Jury Finds Samsung Infringed On Design And Software Patents
- AllThingsD - Jury: Samsung Owes Apple More Than $1 Billion for Infringing Patents
- Engadget - Jury finds Apple did not infringe on Samsung's patents, awards no damages
- VentureBeat - Samsung willfully infringed Apple patents, just finds
- The New York Times - Apple Beats Samsung: First Reaction
- The Verge - Apple decisively wins Samsung trial: What it means
- AllThingsD (Mike Isaac) - Apple’s Big Patent Win: A Shot Across the Bow of All Android Device Manufacturers
- AllThingsD (Ina Fried) - Next Stop for Apple-Samsung: Appeals Court
- TheNextWeb - Here's what it means for you
- GigaOm - Triple damages and injunctions: what comes next for Apple and Samsung
- Wired - What the Apple v. Samsung Verdict Means for the Rest of Us
- PCMag.com - How Will Samsung, Apple Patent Verdict Affect Android?
- Washington Post - Apple's $1b win tipped to push up prices
- CNN - What the Apple-Samsung verdict means for your smartphone
- ZDNet - Will Nokia and Microsoft be the winners after Apple - Samsung verdict?
- The Washington Post - Summary of Apple’s $1 billion verdict and what’s next
- AP - Apple’s $1B patent verdict could help company corner the market
- The Globe & Mail (Iain Marlow) - Smartphone makers see an opening in Samsung’s patent lawsuit loss