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If Apple gets its way, Samsung will no longer be able to sell any cell devices that it claims infringe on Apple's patents. This could be devastating, since as of July 2012, Samsung owned 25.6 percent and Apple just 6.3 percent of the mobile market, according to a comScore report. However, the Apple v. Samsung battles will continue for quite some time, and just because the jury gave a $1 billion verdict to Apple in California does not mean the end is near.
Peter, you said:
"...juries find an adverse inference instruction very persuasive, which clearly happened in this case given the $1 billion verdict."
However, according to the Florian Mueller of the well-known Foss Patents blog, the adverse inference instruction _never happened_! Judge Koh sort of "wimped out" at the last minute. See: