( 4UMF NEWS ) Samsung Ordered To Pay $1 Billion To Apple:
A federal jury Friday awarded slightly more than $1 billion to Apple in its patent suit against rival Samsung.
The jury said that Samsung had infringed on some of Apple patents. The verdict is still being read in a San Jose, California, federal courtroom and not all of the key legal findings have been announced.
The jury reached a verdict remarkably fast, faced with sorting through three weeks of testimony and confronted with a complicated jury ballot.
Apple and Samsung together account for 54 percent of the global smartphone market and 90 percent of the profits.
Apple claims Samsung stole key features of its iPhone and iPad — including the familiar look, with glass screen and rounded corners, and performance features, such as the rubber-band bounce effect at the end of a scroll list and the ability to zoom out by pinching on the screen.
A federal judge has already granted Apple’s request to ban U.S. sales of Samsung’s Galaxy ten-point-one tablet, claiming it’s too much like the iPad. Apple is also demanding that Samsung pay $2.5 billion dollars for violating its patents.
If Apple runs the table and gets what it wants, it could force competitors to stop selling infringing versions of their products.