The verdict was announced Friday evening in the San Jose, Calif., courtroom where the two companies have been warring it out over intellectual property since June 30. The jury's 20-page verdict indicted a good portion of Samsung's mobile portfolio, including the Galaxy Tab, Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Prevail, Galaxy S II, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Nexus S 4G, Replenish and Vibrant for infringing on Apple patents related to design and function. Notably, the Note and Samsung Galaxy S III were launched after the lawsuits began and were therefore excluded.
The jury found that:
- All of Apple's design and utility patents in question were valid
- Apple did not infringe on any Samsung utility patents
- Samsung infringed on Apple's patents for "bounce-back" scrolling, pinch-and-zoom navigation (on all but three devices) and tap-to-zoom (on all but six devices)
- Samsung "monopolized" market related to the UMTS standard, violating antitrust law
The jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion in damages, but it also decided that some of Samsung's patent infringement was willful, meaning that damages could be even higher.
The jury did rule in Samsung's favor on a few of the patents in question but said that no damages were owed Apple.
Why this matters
Today's verdict will have significant negative implications for Samsung but also the entire Android ecosystem. Fallout from the trial is still unfolding, so we'll update as we learn more.
AllThingsD has attended the trial and provided the play-by-play here since the beginning, and CNET live-blogged the verdict reading and analysis here.
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— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile