8 Samsung Smartphones Infringing Apple’s Patents and Costing High Compensation for SamsungPosted on September 11th, 2012 1661 views | No comments
For a long time period, the patent lawsuit between Samsung and Apple has finally ended with a big amount of compensation from Samsung to Apple for patent infringement. During the entire lawsuit trial, though Samsung tried their best to prove their smartphones are not infringing the patents of Apple, the trial jury has discovered that there’re 16 models of Samsung smartphones have been violating Apple’s design patents on appearance and other aspects. Due to these smartphones, Samsung has to pay as much as 1.5 billion dollars. Would this mean that Samsung is the loser in the patent battle with Apple? Apparently not. Apple and Samsung continue the patent battles around the world, exchanging roles in lawsuit frequently. Just take the iPhone 5 as example, if the iPhone 5 supports LTE network connectivity, it would infringe patent of Samsung on LTE, and Samsung is already for that as reported.
Samsung Fascinate: Samsung has to pay $143.5 million to Apple on Fascinate as jury found that this smartphone violates the front panel design patent and application array layout patent of Apple.
Samsung Galaxy S II: Samsung is required to compensate Apple for $256.9 million on Galaxy S II, one of the hottest smartphones of Samsung. Galaxy S II has been sold out for more than 20 million units since it’s marketed. It has 5 versions in America, including T-Mobile and AT&T customized version. Samsung has to pay fine for every model, amounting up to 256.9 million dollars. The jury said the front panel is very similar to iPhone, while the back panel doesn’t violate Apple’s patent.
Samsung Mesmerize: Samsung Mesmerize is U.S. Cellular customized smartphone which is considered to violate iPhone’s front panel design patent. The jury also thinks the mobile phone owns too many similarities with iPhone on the main screen. Thus 531 million dollars are required.
Samsung Galaxy S：$733 million fine. Galaxy S is also Samsung’s hot unit. The jury thinks this mobile phone violates three patents of iPhone: front panel, back panel and the app array layout, for both 3G and 4G versions.
Samsung Vibrant: $897 million fine. The T-Mobile Galaxy S, Vibrant, is also considered to violate all design patents of iPhone.
Samsung Captivate: $808 million fine. The AT&T Galaxy S model, Samsung Captivate, is considered to violate iPhone’s app array layout patent.
Samsung Continuum: The Samsung Continuum is also considered to violate iPhone’s app array layout patent and thus was fined for $164 million to Apple.
Samsung Epic 4G: Also in app array layout patent and Samsung is required to pay an amount of 130.2 million dollars.Google+
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