Head of the jury in the Apple and Samsung patent case has spoken to the technology website Ars Technica, saying they believed that Samsung "knew or should have known what they were doing was infringing."
Samsung will appeal a US court's decision to award more than $1 billion in damages to Apple after the company was found guilty of copying features on the iPad and iPhone, according to news agency AFP.
Despite having to pay over $1 billion in damages to Apple, Samsung may yet recover, says a patent expert.
– D.J. Jung, representative patent attorney for SU Intellectual Property
The impact on Samsung will be quite limited, as affected models are mostly legacy products and its new products did make some design changes to avoid potential litigation.
Still ... it's a sweeping loss in the most important market. It's inevitable that Samsung's brand will be negatively affected - Samsung could be perceived as a copycat.
– Charles Arthur, technology editor at the Guardian
Apple will hope that this decision will put second thoughts and self-doubt into the minds of every industrial designer and software engineer competing in the smartphone and tablet business around the world.
The jury has ruled for Apple in its huge smartphone patent infringement case involving Samsung, ordered them to pay Apple over $1 billion.
In its lawsuit filed last year, Apple Inc. had demanded $2.5 billion while accusing Samsung of ripping off the design of iPhones and iPads.
The jury has found that Samsung acted willfully to infringe at least three of Apple's patents, reports Reuters.
A verdict has been reached in the patent infringement case involving Apple and Samsung. The result will be read soon.