Last week a jury awarded Apple $1.05bn (£644m) damages from Samsung after finding it had infringed several of Apple's design and software patents.
The jury rejected the South Korean firm's counterclaims that the iPhone-maker had failed to license its technologies.
The final ruling in the case is still to come - in theory the judge could triple the size of the payment since the jury said Samsung's actions had been "wilful".
In addition Apple is seeking a sales ban on eight of the handsets involved in the case. Others are no longer on sale after being superseded with models not included in the lawsuit.
The verdict has proved hugely controversial. Samsung plans to appeal, and has warned that customers face "fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices" if it fails.
For its part Apple has said the lawsuit was about values, and the verdict sent "a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right".
The BBC asked four tech experts based in the US, UK and South Korea for their views.
Carolina Milanesi, a US-based analyst for Gartner, thinks that the verdict is a big victory for Apple, and acts as a warning to other smart device makers.
The impact on Samsung's sales in North America won't be dramatic - most of the devices found infringing are older models now.
If you look at all the comments on the decision there are two camps - will it stop innovation or will it push innovation further. I think the latter; vendors will be pushed to be more varied, and that's what they needed to do in the first place.
We are in a world in which a handful of vendors in the same ecosystem are competing - you need to be innovative, you need to be unique, you need to look at what works for the consumer.
For the consumer I don't think it's a loss - why should it be? If you go back to the drawing board and come back with something different the consumer has gained.
It was interesting to see that stock for Nokia went up on the back of the news. Does Windows Phone now become an alternative? For a vendor, putting all your eggs in one basket is never a good thing.