A jury of seven men and two women has just read the Apple v. Samsung verdict to a packed courtroom—and it was all bad news for Samsung. The Korean electronics giant has been found to infringe all of Apple’s utility patents and all but one of the four design patents asserted, and was ordered to pay more than $1.05 billion in damages to Apple.
In an overly simplified interpretation which will probably take a few days for the real shockwaves to hit, Apple now owns patents for regex, 3g tech and rounded rectangle phones retroactively.
It’s a bad day for Samsung.
It is expected Samsung will appeal and this dog and pony show will go round again.