An Apple vs. Samsung case is decided (in South Korea)

A jury may be deliberating in San Jose trying to decide if Samsung copied Apple’s designs and infringed on patents, but in South Korea, at least, a decision has been made. The outcome is for both sides to pay up.

From Reuters:

The judge ordered Samsung to immediately stop selling 10 products, including the Galaxy S II, and also banned sales of four Apple products, including the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.
The court ruled that Apple infringed on two of Samsung's wireless technology patents and was ordered to pay Samsung 40 million won ($35,400). Samsung was fined 25 million won [$22,000] for violating one patent relating to so-called bouncing-back function used when scrolling electronic documents.

To be clear this means Apple owes Samsung $13,400, or roughly what Tim Cook’s cat coughed up during breakfast this morning. Is this what you guys are fighting for - 13,400 bucks? The stakes are drastically higher in U.S. case, but there’s the possibility for a similar outcome since Samsung is countersuing Apple. Ultimately, the ruling won’t impact what’s currently on the market either.

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