Jury: Samsung violated Pioneer's plasma TV patents, has to pay $59 million


A federal jury found yesterday that Samsung willfully infringed two of Pioneer’s patents covering plasma televisions. As such, the Korean electronics giant will have to cough up (“cough up” is the technical term, mind you) some $59 million, payable to Pioneer.

As you might expect, Samsung plans to appeal the ruling forever and ever.

Sorta interesting: a Japanese corporation taking a Korean corporation to an American court for redress. We’re so globalized!