According to a report tonight from the Wall Street Journal, both Apple and Samsung were found to be in violation of infringing on each companies patents. The ruling is the latest in the legal battle that spans several countries, with the latest focus being on the happenings in a California court. The South Korean court found Apple guilty of violating two of Samsung’s patents. As a result, they must pay damages of $35,400, which won’t hurt the most valuable publicly traded company of all time. For Samsung’s part, they’ll have to pay $22,000.
As a result, the two companies must stop sales of all infringing products, none of which are considered to be the latest models. The ban includes the iPhone 4, iPad 2, Galaxy S II , Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Evan Ramstad, covering the case for the WSJ, provides a concise breakdown of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung.
Apple says Samsung violated its design patents by copying its smartphone and tablet PCs. Samsung says Apple is using some of its wireless communication technology without paying a fee.
The two companies are merely bringing the same cases in different countries, hoping for some sort of positive result. In the instance today, both companies appear to have lost. This ruling doesn’t help either. While the models listed aren’t the respective companies latest models, both have used older generation models to gain interest from consumers looking for lower cost devices.