One of the most followed technology lawsuits just ended this weekend with Samsung having to pay Apple a massive $1.05 billion in royalties. The jury concluded that Samsung was in violation of six of the Apple patents.
Here we have listed the six patents in question:
Utility Patent 163: Enlarging documents by tapping the screen: For instance when you double tap on text and it enlarges. The jury found that Samsung violated this with 12 of its phones.
Utility Patent 381: ‘Bounce-back’ feature when scrolling beyond the edge of a page: When you scroll too high on a webpage you get a rubber band effect. 21 of Samsung’s phones violated this patent.
Utility Patent 915: Distinguishes between single-touch and multi-touch gestures: Pinch-to-zoom would be a rather good example of this. 21 models also violated this patent.
Design Patent 087: Ornamental design of the iPhone (white color): The white iPhone had a specific design and look, and was also patented by Apple. 12 of Samsung’s phones violated this patent.
Design Patent 677: Ornamental design of the iPhone (black color): And, as expected, also the black iPhone had its design and color patented.
Design Patent 305: Rounded square icons on interface: This is probably the most obvious. Samsung borrowed heavily from Apple when designing the icons of their Galaxy line of devices.Read more: via
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