Apple vs. Samsung US verdict is in... but we have no idea what it is yet!

Apple vs. Samsung US verdict is in... but we have no idea what it is yet!

According to a sudden flooding of reports, the jury in the Apple vs. Samsung U.S. trial has come to a verdict...

...and we won't find out what that verdict is until later this afternoon.

Yes, just like American Idol, when they tease results and then cut to commercial, all we can do now is wait until later this afternoon, Pacific Time, to find out more.

Both Apple and Samsung have spent weeks in trial, and millions of dollars presenting their case. Apple has claimed Samsung is a copycat writ large, and Samsung has responded vigorously in the negative. Along the way we've seen some interesting iPhone and iPad prototypes, gotten a glimpse at some interesting moments in iPhone and iPad history, seen what Apple originally offered Samsung, and watched executives on both sides not come to any settlements, but mostly just watched the legal system strut and fret its hours upon the courtroom stage.

So grab a tasty snack, pour some spicy drink, and settle in. We'll update with what will likely be the incredibly complex, item by item, device by device, patent by patent verdict as soon as it becomes available.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Apple vs. Samsung US verdict is in... but we have no idea what it is yet!

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Verdict just in........Samsung to pay $1Billion settlement.

But no, they didn't copy Apple. They were just "inspired" by them.

bro their patent is a rectangular shape with rounded edges and being black.... How this was allowed will be shown by the fact apple bribed the patent office with a few million

No, Child, the rectangular shape with rounded corners was included in the trade-dress argument. The patents included the "bounce back" when over-scrolling, pinch to zoom, and double tap to resize. You haven't been following this very closely, have you?

From cnet;

Verdict scorecard:
* Jury finds Samsung infringement of Apple utility, design patents for some (though not all) products
* Jury upholds Apple utility, design patents
* Jury upholds Apple trade dress '983
* Jury finds Samsung "diluted" Apple's registered iPhone, iPhone 3 and "Combination iPhone" trade dress on some products, not on others
* No Apple infringement of Samsung utility patents
* Jury found Samsung violated antitrust law by monopolizing markets related to the UMTS standard

This is my favourite bit so far :
- Jury says Apple patents were willfully infringed by Samsung (5 out of 7 places).
- Jury finds that all of Apple’s patents ARE VALID. LOL
- Damages to Apple $1,051,855,000- LOL
- iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4, iPad and iPod touch don’t infringe any Samsung patents. LOL