Last year, Apple claimed in a lawsuit that Samsung violated some of the designs and technology that made up the iPhone and iPad. These include features like rounded corners of the user interface, much talked about pinch zoom, and a rubber band feature. On the contrary Samsung denied this and countersued and accused Apple of infringing on some of its patents.
However the jury has found five of the six patent filed by Apple which have been violated by the Samsung.
Now that Apple has won its patent claims against Samsung, the company has to pay Apple $1.05 Billion as a monetary damage.
There were more than 700 questions regarded alleged infringement by both the companies.
How Google is also blown by this verdict
The verdict comes as a major blow to the entire Android community. Samsung is one of the strongest Android player and Google has been quietly providing its own quiet support to Samsung. The most important part of this verdict is that now Apple has a special morale to sue all other Android devices maker which will affect Google directly.
Android is not free anymore
Many of the Android users are already paying a license fee to Microsoft, now will also have to pay an additional fee to Apple. Hence Google’s free Android operating system will not be free anymore.
Company’s statement after the ruling
“The lawsuit between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values.”
While the Samsung statement came as
“Todays verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple but as a loss for the American consumers. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices”
Well, I personally believe its not all over yet. But at present Tim Cook must be rejoicing with the ruling in favor of his company.