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5/5/2014 (1 year ago)

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Intellectual property fight between world's top two Smartphone makers rages on

A jury in San Jose, California delivered a verdict in a federal court last week in the latest lawsuit between tech giants Samsung and Apple. Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple by a U.S. court for infringing two of its patents, one of which was the "slide to unlock" feature found on many similar devices.

Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple by a U.S. court for infringing two of its patents, one of which was the 'slide to unlock' feature found on many similar devices.

Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple by a U.S. court for infringing two of its patents, one of which was the "slide to unlock" feature found on many similar devices.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/5/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Samsung, Apple, slide to unlock, patents


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Apple had sought $2 billion at the trial and had accused Samsung of violating patents on smartphone features. Apple didn't get to walk away whistling: The court also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung's patents and awarded $158,000 in damages.

The verdict will certainly not be a feather in the cap for Apple, who had sought to portray Samsung as resorting to "the dark side of intentional copying."

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The whole ugly incident gives truth to the saying that attorneys are the only ones who win from patent wars. It seems true in this case. Mudslinging and embarrassing leaks of internal memos paraded through the courtroom over the past month didn't further either Apple or Samsung's reputation.

The figure would appear to reflect the jury's belief that Apple's settlement claim was unfairly inflated. Samsung had long argued that it should be far lower than the $2.2 billion that was originally sought, not least because some of the patents were never even incorporated into the iPhone's software.

Apple had sought $2.2 billion after accusing Samsung of infringing five of its patents covering functions such as the "slide to unlock" from its devices.

Samsung had denied any intellectual theft and sought $6 million after arguing Apple had infringed two of its smartphone patents related to camera use and video transmission.

"Though this verdict is large by normal standards, it is hard to view this outcome as much of a victory for Apple," Brian Love, a Santa Clara University law professor said.

"This amount is less than 10 percent of the amount Apple requested and probably doesn't surpass by too much the amount Apple spent litigating this case.''

It's just the latest legal battle over intellectual property between the world's top two smartphone makers. Apple and Samsung have been fighting patent battles for years in several countries.

Two years ago, a separate jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $930m after finding it had used Apple technology. That verdict is still being challenged by Samsung.

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