Apple has prevailed in its lawsuit over Samsung over alleged patent violations, with the jury in the months-old case awarding Apple over $1 billion after a surprisingly short three-day deliberation.
In the lawsuit, which Apple filed in April 2011 in the U.S. District Court in Northern California, Apple alleged that Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets bear too close a resemblance to the Apple iPhone and iPad.
Apple also alleged that Samsung infringed on Apple trademarks and engaged in unfair competition.
It was not all bad news for Samsung. Online news site Wired reported that the jurors did not agree that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet PCs infringed on Apple iPad design patents.
The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday afternoon that the Federal court jury in San Jose, Calif., awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages, or less than half the $2.5 billion Apple had requested.
The jury found Samsung to have infringed on six of the seven patents at issue in the case and found willful infringement in five of those cases. The jury also ruled all seven Apple patents in question to be valid, the Journal reported.
Apple relied heavily on Samsung's internal strategy documents to prove its Korean rival copied its iPhone, while Samsung relied in part on testimony that many of Apple's mobile device designs were not original, the Journal reported.
PUBLISHED AUG. 24, 2012