Jury Awards $1 Billion to Apple in Samsung Patent Case
Posted: 8/24/2012 | By: Nick Wingfield | New York Times
A jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages after finding that Samsung infringed upon a series of Apple patents on smartphones and tablet computers, in a closely-watched court case that could have broad implications for the mobile business.
As the jury’s verdict was read in a federal court case in San Jose, Calif., Apple appeared to prevail on many of its claims against Samsung, according to Reuters. These included allegations that various Samsung products violated an Apple patent covering the “bounce back” effect when a user scrolls to the end of a list, and the pinch-to-zoom gesture that users make when they want to magnify an image on their screens.