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Apple v. Samsung: Jury Rules For Apple, Recommends Over $1 Billion In Damages

Publication Date: 
August 24, 2012
ABC News
Joanna Stern

Professor Mark Lemley is quoted by Joanna Stern of ABC News on the Apple v. Samsung ruling and its impact on the entire Android ecosystem.

After just three days of deliberation, the jury in the Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement has handed Apple a big win, finding Samsung guilty of infringing on a number of Apple patents, and recommending that Apple be awarded $1.05 billion in damages.

The jury found that the majority of Samsung smartphones and tablets violated patents held by Apple. It included features such as one that allows a user to tap their screen to zoom in and out of an image, and a scrolling "bounce back" feature.


Mark Lemley, a law professor at Stanford University, said he thinks the ruling could have industry-wide impact. "I think Apple's ultimate target is not just Samsung but the Android ecosystem. They view Google as their ultimate competitor, this is a setback for all of Android," Lemley told ABC News.