“Nine jurors in the Federal Court of the Northern District of Southern California handed Apple a big victory against Samsung on Friday evening,” Nigam Arora writes for Forbes. “The jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages, found all seven of Apple’s patents valid, found Samsung infringed six of Apple’s patents, and found Apple not to have infringed on any of Samsung’s five patents.”

“This verdict kicks Google’s Android in the teeth. The result will be higher costs for phone manufacturers who use Google Android and some slowdown in the rapid expansion of Android Juggernaut,” Arora writes. “I estimate that slowing down Android juggernaut is worth $150 billion to $200 billion to Apple over the next 10 years.”

Arora writes, “Our estimate is that the strengthening of Apple’s brand image is worth about $100 billion over the next 10 years… The verdict will make it more difficult for competitors to copy the look and feel of Apple products. The result will be more aspirational buyers stretching farther to buy Apple products. My estimate is this aspect will contribute about $150 billion to Apple’s sales over the next 10 years.”

Much more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]

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