And the answer is: $1.05 billion worth. The current case which just released a verdict is only 1 of about 50 lawsuits on four continents between the two tech giants. Just this morning HLN was quoting Samsung as saying “You can’t patent a rectangle with rounded corners.” Apparently you can; Apple did.
This story is all over the web: I like this article in the LA Times.
I recently posted on my new phone, the Samsung Flight II. While not technically a “smart phone” by modern standards, it is a rectangle with rounded corners and a huge touchscreen. I likes it.