Samsung will likely appeal the ruling, though a spokesperson was unavailable for comment at the time of writing to confirm the company's next move.
A Samsung statement said:
Should Apple continue to make legal claims based on such a generic design patent, design innovation and progress in the industry could be restricted.
Apple has a long history of using extremely broad patents to undermine its competitors and hinder innovation. No wonder the #BoycottApple hashtag is winning ground on Twitter.