Samsung vs. Apple is a patent trial with the largest compensation claims throughout history. The panel of nine judges at the U.S. District Court, San Jose, United States, Samsung was sentenced to pay compensation claims amounted to 1.05 billion U.S. dollars in the case of copyright infringement to Apple, on Friday local time. However, it is possible if the South Korean company must pay compensation three times that amount.

A professor of patents at Santa Clara University School of Law, Brian Love, told the Associated Press that Judge Lucy Koh now have the right to issue a ruling Samsung discretion to pay compensation tripled, from nominal jury decided. Love who followed the trial called "the patent trial of the century" from the beginning, explained that discretion may be made pursuant to an Act U.S. Patents. Because based on the trial that took place in April 2011, the Samsung proved to deliberately falsify five of the seven patents Apple. That means, Samsung must be ready to pay compensation 3 x 1.05 billion U.S. dollars. Certainly, it is the amount of compensation the largest in the world throughout history, in the case of copyright infringement.

Not only that Samsung impacts that must be accepted. After the verdict, Apple also filed a motion recall Samsung smartphones and tablets in the U.S., which they consider plagiarizing their patents. Judge Koh responded by asking Apple's motion to submit the data in the form of what are the products they mean. To be sure, Apple claims Samsung sold 22.7 million smartphones and tables around the world who trace their technology.

Surely all that badly hit Samsung, though it may not be financially at this time. Therefore, from their headquarters in Seul, ruler of the world smartphone market immediately said appeal.

In a statement, Samsung said that their defeat this time was not a win for Apple, but a defeat for the U.S. consumer. The verdict resulted in increasingly fewer choices available to them, as well as in terms of innovation, and will automatically make the prices become more expensive.

Samsung vs Apple court history

The case began when Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung, for copyright infringement of seven patents on them by 28 Samsung products in April 2012. Apple asked for compensation of 2.5 billion U.S. dollars.

Samsung retaliate by filing lawsuits against Apple. The company in the second quarter of this year 32.6 percent control of the global smartphone market has accused Apple products, the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, cheating their five patents. Samsung demanded compensation amounting to 422 million U.S. dollars.

After going through a long process of trial, the verdict yesterday, the jury in the U.S. District Court ruled that all of Apple's patents are valid. Instead, Samsung proved to violate six of the seven patents, and five of them intentional. Even an Apple spokesperson said that so much of the evidence presented at trial, which showed that copyright infringement has been done. The number that they find in court more than they previously knew.

The verdict is different from the decision of the Court of Seoul the day before. The court was told that Samsung did not infringe Apple's copyrights. Instead Apple was sentenced to infringe copyright Samsung's wireless technology. Still, Samsung also stated breaking technology features of Apple's scroll on the screen. Aftermath of that decision, both companies imposed a partial ban on marketing the product, but does not include their latest products iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

It should be noted that Apple's share price took off when the verdict yesterday, is the greatest absorber components manufactured by Samsung. However, both of them also compete fiercely for market share world of smartphones and tablet computers. Shares of Apple rose 1.8 percent to 674.96 U.S. dollars per share.

Research by IDC, a research firm products for smartphones, said that Samsung is far superior in sales. In the period April to June, Samsung was able to sell 50.2 million units worldwide, while Apple's 26 million units. That means Samsung gain market share of 32.6 percent, while Apple's 16.9 percent.

According to Credit Suisse, by the end of 2012, total global smartphone sales expected to reach 207.6 billion U.S. dollars. Next year will total the increase to 252.7 billion U.S. dollars. With the release of the patent verdict, Samsung should redesign their products and table smartphone for the U.S. market. It can be will make them difficult to maintain its position as market leader.

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