Samsung ended up on the receiving end of the largest patent infringement verdict in U.S. history when a U.S. jury found the South Korean company had copied critical features of the hugely popular iPhone and iPad and awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages. The verdict, could lead to an outright ban on sales of key Samsung products and will likely cement Apple’s dominance of the growing mobile device market.
The legal battle started last year, Apple filed its patent infringement lawsuit in April 2011 and engaged highest paid U.S patent lawyers to demand US $2.5 billion from Samsung. The Korean giant fired back with its own lawsuit seeking US $399 million.
Jury was always in favor of Apple, according to CNET which quoted a Juror “Well, there were several. The e-mails that went back and forth from Samsung execs about the Apple features that they should incorporate into their devices was pretty damning to me. And also, on the last day, they showed the pictures of the phones that Samsung made before the iPhone came out and ones that they made after the iPhone came out. Some of the Samsung executives they presented on video [testimony] from Korea — I thought they were dodging the questions. They didn’t answer one of them. They didn’t help their cause.”