Samsung Hit With $15M Jury Verdict For Phone Photo Patent

Law360, Dallas (April 8, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Friday found Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. must pay $15 million in damages to technology licensing company Summit 6 LLC, which owns a photo upload patent that Samsung's cellphones are accused of infringing on when they send messages.

After a week-long trial, the eight-member jury said both Samsung and its Samsung Telecommunications America LLC unit infringed on five claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,765,482, which covers software that automatically processes digital photos before they are transmitted over a network by client devices,...
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