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If you're anything like us, you've been closely eyeing the Apple v. Samsung verdict as it was just read (a bit sooner than expected). While Apple won just under half its requested sum in damages, and swept up a handful of patent infringement victories, Samsung had some patent-related bones to pick with Cupertino.

In a broad motion, the jury found Apple not to be infringing on any of Samsung's purported patents, awarding Sammy a grand total of $0.00 in damages to be paid by Apple. Samsung's patent claims were primarily against the iPhone, iPhone 3G/s, and the iPod Touch, including the '711, '893, '406, and '516 patents. Here's a quick rundown of what each patent actually means:

  • 711 – This patent relates to MP3 playback. Specifically, the playback of MP3s in an MP3 "mode," which allows the user to multitask and do other things on the device while playing an MP3.
  • 893 – This one's about digital cameras. This patent, too, relies on the concept of a "mode," rather than specific software (apps). This is the patent for the way in which a device's gallery remembers which photo the user last viewed, and returns to it when the gallery is again accessed.
  • 406 – The 406 patent primarily concerns the taking and sending of photos through email. Yes, you read that correctly.
  • 516 – This one is a little more technical, specifically relating to, according to Cnet, "scaling down the transmit of power of certain radio broadcast channels before other channels, to give priority to the most important data channels."

In the end, Samsung was awarded absolutely nil for their claims on utility patents, and while Apple was not successful in proving any of them invalid, the decision definitely doesn't help the sting of the rest of today's outcome for Sammy.

Source: The Verge Live

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Jon Garrett

    The judge in this case did everything she could to ensure a victory for apple--Samsung was fucked from the very beginning. hopefully they appeal and get the verdict tossed out.

  • skitchbeatz

    I think the big question is... how will this affect Android?

    • Williams Alexander Aguilar

      in on way shape or form... dont worry Googlorola will destroy them.... however, i do have to say that many of those stupid patents are simple stupid... so yeah lets make everyone not use common logical attributes and functions a smart phone should do!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mikegonzalez2k Michael Gonzalez

    The outcome seems quite biased in Apple's favor. There is no justice in our legal system if things like this go unnoticed.

    • djeckhart

      Of COURSE it is. It's a verdict. They found in Apple's favor. That's what a verdict is.

      • blast0id

        a verdict does not imply "justice" it is merely a decision, justice is an outcome the best serves everyone involved, and this outcome serves no-one, but a bunch of litigators...

  • NeedName

    This case has smelled fishy since it was remanded back to Koh and she instituted the injunction.

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    Did Apple invent those gestures such as scrolling and pinch to zoom? If they didn't, who did? Perhaps the true inventors of these features could sue Apple for infringement.

    • Jon E.
      • blast0id

        great video, and the two idiots that down-voted your post are obviously apple iDrone twats!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        This video sums the whole case up!

  • http://www.androidradar.de/ Leif

    Just showed that a jury of 9 random people can't do that.

  • mostro

    I think Steve needs a lilcompany from some good friends

  • Christopher Wilmeth

    I'm so confused why the judge didn't send the jury back to the room to deliberate. They had 109 pages of documents to read and 700 pages of questions to answer. Somehow they did this in less than 72 hours, and somehow found time to actually make an argument. On top of this, not even a single patent infringement found in favor of Samsung?

    I wasn't pulling for either side to win, but this is such an ignorant judgement it makes me mad. These are clearly incompetent jurors who wanted to go home.

  • my name is tony

    every one of jury was promised to get free iphone 5 before release date, or they all already got it. apple slaves!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlosn.mile Carlos N Mile

    Fuckkkkk apple dirty mother fuckers......

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlosn.mile Carlos N Mile

    Judge on apple Dick how does Samsung show that they have the right to those parents and nothing happens thats bullshit..:..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2YKR7KR34DIBCHCJVHL5SCFWZY ronjiedotcom
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