A patent case that began in 2011 concluded that Samsung was ordered to pay Apple about $539 million for patent infringements in devices that have already disappeared from the market. The case has dragged on for years, as both sides have argued for the more subtle points about how much the device owes, what can be deducted, and so on. That was pretty boring, but at least the argument is now over.

Essentially, Apple argues that Samsung has breached certain patents for design and features. Samsung has denied these accusations and said that even if it had violated them, it would not have to pay that much. The South Korean company is now found guilty of violating Apple patents related to the front and back of the first iPhone as well as the graphical interfaces.

The latest court decision is a step back for Samsung, as the company will have to pay a higher amount – $539 instead of $399 million – for an established infringement. The bulk of the payment is for violation of three patents for Apple’s design. The majority of the payment was for violation of three patents for the design of Apple. The remaining 5.3 million are for violation of two patents for services.

Apple’s case against Samsung raised the question of whether the total profits from a product that infringes a design patent should be awarded if the patent applies only to a component of the product, said Sarah Burstein, a professor of patent law at the University of Oklahoma.

The verdict appears to be a compromise between Apple and Samsung’s positions and does not offer much clarity on that question, said Burstein, who predicted Samsung would appeal it to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

“This decision just means we are going to have more uncertainty,” Burstein said. “Smart tech industry players are waiting to see what the Federal Circuit does. This is just one jury applying one test.” Post from: GizBrain

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