Breaking: Apple and Samsung both found guilty of patent infringement in South Korean trial
This may not mean the end of the war, but it looks like Samsung might have stolen at least one battle in its patent infringement case against Apple in South Korea.
Within the last hour or so, a verdict was handed down that saw Apple guilty of infringing two of Sammy’s patents pertaining to data transmission. Samsung was found guilty of infringing Apple’s “bounce-back” patent, but not the iOS icon scheme.
The result: Apple’s infringing products are now banned from sale in South Korea, but there’s a catch. Apparently, all the devices in question are “older” and aren’t even on sale in the country anymore, so really it looks like this doesn’t mean much of anything, in terms of bringing an end to the reign of the world’s most valuable company in market history.
That’s not it though. There’s more.
Apple was bitch-slapped with a fine to the mind-boggling tune of $35,400 — obviously, a check Apple could write millions of times (literally) without batting an eye.
As for the case here in the United States, we’re still waiting to see how that all plays out.`We’re not too far out from a verdict in that one, so be sure to stay tuned. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as more details are released.
What do you think of the verdict, readers?