Apple Wins $1 Billion Patent Infringement Suit Against Samsung

BY News Desk  August 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM EST

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For the past year, Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics have been locked in a showdown over dominance of a $200 billion-plus smartphone and tablet market. In April 2011, Apple filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, making accusations that the competitor incorporated iPhone and iPad design technology into Samsung smartphones and tablets. Apple demanded that Samsung pay $2.5 billion for the patent infringement. In response, Samsung countersued, seeking $399 million from Apple.

After a month-long trial in San Jose, Calif., the dispute ended when the jury read its verdict late Friday afternoon.

In short, the jury ruled that Samsung infringed design patents for smartphones and tablets owned by Apple. They awarded $1.05 billion in damages to Apple, which is $1.45 billion short of what Apple demanded when the company originally filed the lawsuit last year.

In July, the PBS NewsHour examined the case between Apple and Samsung. You can watch the discussion between Ray Suarez and NPR’s Laura Sydell here.

For more, here is NewsHour’s curated ‘reading list’ on the lawsuit and the jury’s ruling. More to come as the night unfolds:

The Verge: Live, Apple vs. Samsung, jury decision.

A live blog of from the courtroom in San Jose, Calif. as the jury announced its verdict Friday.

The Wall Street Journal: Apple Gets Decisive Win in Patent Case

San Jose Mercury News: Jury Verdict Cements Apple’s Image as Mobile Innovator