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The verdict is in: Judge says Apple conspired to raise eBook pricing, calls for damages trial

Reports are just emerging that the Judge in the Apple eBook pricing case has reached a verdict, and it's not the one that Apple would want to hear. Judge Denise Cote has ruled that Apple did conspire to raise the prices of eBooks, and has called for a damages trial according to a report from Reuters:

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Apple vs Samsung verdict: Jury finds predominantly for Apple, orders Samsung to pay over $1 billion in damages

The jury has reached a verdict in the U.S. Apple vs. Samsung trial and based on numerous reports, it looks like Apple has scored a significant victory. Both The Verge and CNET have been live-blogging the event, and in broad-strokes, it seems like none of Apple's patents were ruled invalid. Samsung was found to be infringing Apple's design and utility patents, and to have diluted Apple's trade dress. Apple was not found to be infringing any of Samsung's patents, and further found that Samsung was abusing standards-essential patents. Not all Samsung devices were found to infringe all Apple patents, but it sounds like a majority of them were.

Apple was ordered to pay Samsung absolutely no damages. Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1.05 billion.

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