The United States federal court ruled in favor of Apple in its patent infringement lawsuit with Samsung. The found all of the seven Apple patents valid and ruled Samsung “willfully” infringed on five of those seven. Samsung was originally ordered to pay over 1 Billion dollars, or $1,051,855,000.00 to be exact, however the judge later lowered that to a measly $1.049,343,540. The reduction was attributed to an adding error, (the jury ruled the Samsung Intercept and Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE didn’t infringe on the patents but were accidentally including in damage calculations).
Samsung has filed to a dismissal and is expected to appeal the ruling once that fails. Samsung and Apple have both released official statements.
Samsung’s Official Statement
“Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple's claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer”Apple’s Official Statement
“We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung's copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung's behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right.”