These are the six Apple patents that Samsung infringed on

Posted on Aug 28 2012 - 6:16pm by Jonne Eilimö
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Design Patent 305: Rounded square icons on interface

Design Patent 305: Rounded square icons on interface

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.

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Jonne is a mobile phone enthusiast with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He is currently selling mobile phones at one of the largest retailers in Finland. He has been using the newest phones out there ever since the Nokia 5110 was released. Currently he is using a Nokia Lumia 1520.

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