Apple wins billion-dollar patent infringement judgement against Samsung; 2.5 billion was sought
Deliberations were unexpectedly swift; The jury found infringement in six of seven contested patents and in five, willful infringement.
Said Samsung: Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies.