A jury awarded $1.05 billion to Apple after the “tech trial of the century.” The award raises questions about the patent system and innovation — but also about why a jury was allowed to decide it in the first place.
Samsung can easily absorb the $1 billion judgement if Friday’s jury award holds. With a $4.5 billion profit in the second quarter alone, Samsung has the cash to keep fighting. But will the larger patent issues of the verdit will impact its tremendous smartphone momentum?
The jury is about to decide whether Apple and Samsung ripped off each other’s smartphones and tablets. Here’s an easy-to-read guide about how they will reach a verdict and what happens when they do.