Jury Verdict: Samsung must pay Apple an additional $290M

A federal jury leaned toward Apple in determining damages in the latest round of the Apple-Samsung patent case. - Andrey Rudakov

A federal jury leaned toward Apple in determining damages in the latest round of the Apple-Samsung patent case. – Andrey Rudakov

Samsung Electronics must pay Apple Inc. an additional $290 million in damages for infringing iPhone and iPad patents, the Associated Press reported.

A U.S. District Court jury in San Jose delivered the verdict, which reinstates a portion of a damage award that was vacated in an earlier proceeding. Apple had asked the jury to award it $379.8 million in the current proceeding. Samsung had said that $52 million was an appropriate award.

Today’s verdict brings the total damages from both trials owed to Apple to $888 million.

The verdict covers 13 out of 26 Samsung devices that a previous jury had found to be infringing on Apple’s patents. Apple argues that Samsung has copied patented features on its iPhones, while Samsung insists that some of Apple’s patents are invalid and that the Cupertino-based company has actually stolen Samsung’s technology.

That previous jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in a landmark decision, but U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, after ordering a new trial, threw out $450 million of the damages in March.

Samsung is expected to appeal this decision, just as it appealed the last verdict. Another trial for the next generation of Samsung products is scheduled to begin in San Jose next year.

Apple did not immediately return a call seeking comment, but the company gave the following statement to AllThingsD:

“For Apple, this case has always been about more than patents and money. It has been about innovation and the hard work that goes into inventing products that people love. While it’s impossible to put a price tag on those values, we are grateful to the jury for showing Samsung that copying has a cost.”

Samsung posted $188.1 billion in revenue last year. Apple reported sales of $156.5 billion.

 

 

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