The jury sitting on the closely-watched Apple V. Samsung trial has handed down their verdict on Friday afternoon U.S. time, ruling in favour of Apple and finding that Samsung have infringed six out of seven patents owned by the massive company related to scrollback, multitouch gestures, zooming, and more. As a result, Samsung have been ordered to pay one billion dollars in damages.
Apple have also filed for a preliminary injunction against Samsung to order that they cease sales of the offending devices in the USA, whereas Samsung for their part have already announced that they will appeal. The case is a huge blow against Samsung, who have gone on record as saying that Apple do not own the rights to “rectangles with rounded corners” and that this will stifle innovation in the market.
Meanwhile, Apple continues to be Samsung’s biggest customers for microprocessor units that are central to most of Apple’s devices. It’s enough to do your head in.
Source: Tweaktown, TUAW (thanks, PalZer0)