Apple v. Samsung Jury Reaches Verdict

Three short observations:

  1. I know the jury was given guidance as to how much the damages should be, but $1,051,855,000 still seems like a mostly-arbitrary number. Apple has to pay no damages.
  2. Surprisingly, the jury ruled that Samsung did not infringe upon the iPad design patent.
  3. This is a great day to be an Apple attorney, a crappy day to be a Samsung attorney, and a shitty day for patents in general. Not a single patent was found to be invalid, even some of the more ridiculous ones. On the other hand, you’ll note Microsoft isn’t being sued over Windows Phone because it’s obviously different from the iPhone. If Samsung chose to make products that didn’t directly try to ape iOS, this case would never have happened.