Samsung has come out on the losing end of their patent battle against Apple
, a jury awarding Apple a $1 billion settlement after Apple insisted that a lot of features used by Samsung (like rounded edges) are proprietary Apple innovations. Interestingly, Techdirt
notes the jury ignored prior art in their deliberations, meaning they ignored the rather important fact that the entire device ecosystem is based on imitation and recycling, and that Apple had copied others to design the iPhone. The short of it is the jury rushed to verdict and issued the award without actually finding infringement, something that should help Samsung on appeal. Meanwhile, Apple's busy targeting eight devices they'd like to see banned in the United States
after the win.