Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion in damages for violating Apple hardware and software patents, a California jury ruled on Friday.
The jury found that Samsung infringed upon Apple patents having to do with physical design and user interfaces, often willfully, and that several of the South Korean company’s products diluted Apple’s trade dress, especially as it related to various iPhone models.
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Three women from punk feminist group Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years in prison for their church protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tolokonnikova, Alekhina and Samutsevich smiled from behind the glass of their cell in the Russian courtroom as their verdict was read. Following the verdict, supporters erupted in cries of “shame” outside the courthouse, where one-time chess champion Garry Kasparov was one of many taken into custody by police.
“This is the perfect Kremlin reply to those who talked about Russian liberalism under Putin or who believed in an acquittal for Pussy Riot or Putin’s talk about leniency,” Kasparov said via phone from the police station, in a statement released by Human Rights Foundation.