It is very preliminary at this time, but it appears that the jury in the Apple-Samsung trial has ruled in favor of Apple. The jury appears to have decided that several Apple patents have been violated, including “bounce back”, scroll, zoom and navigate.
The Verge has a live blog as the verdict is read. And the judge will have to determine whether the verdict is consistent.
More details later as the verdict is still being read. Somewhat strange that the verdict was reached so quickly by the jury.
Update: The jury has calculated damages in favor of Apple in the amount of $1,051,855,000.
Update 2: Apple is currently (6 pm eastern) up more than $6.00 in after-hours trading.
Update 3: Jury finds no violation of any Samsung patents by Apple. This is a huge win for Apple. They did not get every thing they wanted, but is a clear victory.
Update 4: As of 7:16 eastern, Apple is up more than $9.00 in after-hours.
Update 5: Cnet also has a live blog of the verdict.
Update 6: This verdict, whatever happens on appeal, clearly lays down a marker by Apple and will likely lead to something of a chilling effect in terms of multiple manufacturers seeking to parrot other products. The effect on the overall technology sector could be interesting, and it may not be in the interest of users.
What else is new in the arena of intellectual property?
Update 7: As of 7:30 pm Eastern, Apple is up more than $11. What can Samsung’s counsel be thinking now?
Update 8: A succinct summary from the Wall Street Journal:
A federal court jury delivered a big win to Apple Inc., AAPL finding that Samsung Electronics Co. infringed six of the Silicon Valley company’s patents and awarding $1.05 billion in damages in a closely watched case over mobile devices.
The jury also found that Apple’s iPhone and iPad tablet didn’t infringe any of the patents that Samsung had presented in the trial.
The award from the nine-member jury is shy of Apple’s request for more than $2.5 billion, but much larger than Samsung’s estimates and still ranking among the largest intellectual-property awards on record.
Jurors found that Samsung infringed all but one of the seven patents at issue in the case–a patent covering the physical design of the iPad. The found willful infringement by Samsung in five cases, a finding that can affect the size of damage verdicts. They found all seven of Apple’s patents valid, despite, Samsung’s attempts to have them thrown out.