Mixed verdict in Samsung-Apple patent trial


SAN JOSE, United States: Jurors late on Friday (Saturday in Manila) ordered Samsung to pay just a fraction of the big-money damages sought by Apple in a high-stakes Silicon Valley case over smartphone patents. The jury in a federal court in California found that Samsung violated some patents and ruled that the South Korean consumer electronics giant should pay $119.6 million in damages. Jurors also found credence in counterclaims by Samsung and said Apple should pay its rival $158,400 in damages. In August 2012, a separate jury in the same court decided that Samsung should pay Apple $1.049 billion in damages for illegally copying iPhone and iPad features, in one of the biggest patent cases in decades.
The damage award was later trimmed to $929 million and is being appealed.


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