Did Samsung copy the iPad? That's the question put before the jury Wednesday at the San Jose Federal Courthouse. And the answer came back this afternoon--for the most part, yes. The jury found Samsung guilty of willful infringement on six patents under question, including pinch and zoom, a feature called bounceback, and the homescreen's user interface; in the countersuit, Apple was found to have not infringed on Samsung's 3G wireless patents.
Today's verdict was a big win for Apple, and a lovely anniversary present for CEO Tim Cook, celebrating his first year at Apple's helm today. Happy anniversary, Tim!
Tekla S. Perry is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she's been covering the people, companies, and technology that make Silicon Valley a special place for more than 40 years. An IEEE member, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.