Apple awarded $120m damages in Samsung trial

Apple wins fraction of $2.2bn sought from Samsung as tit-for-tat lawsuits continue between rival smartphone makers.

    Apple awarded $120m damages in Samsung trial
    Another verdict from the same trial ordered Apple to pay damages to Samsung [Reuters]

    Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $119.6m in damages, after a jury found the South Korea firm copied two of the US technology giant's patents.

    Jurors in California delivered their verdict on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the rival smartphone makers. 

    Apple had sought $2.2bn from Samsung, accusing it of infringing five patents covering functions such as slide-to-lock, universal searching and quick linking.

    Separately, Apple was ordered to pay $158,400 to Samsung after the same jury found it had infringed at least one of the South Korean company's patents.

    Samsung had wanted $6 million, arguing Apple had violated two of its smartphone patents related to camera use and video transmission.

    The verdicts marked the latest episode in an intellectual property battle between the world's top two smartphone makers. Apple and Samsung have sued each other in courts and trade offices around the globe.

    Two years ago, a separate jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $930 million after finding it had used Apple technology to create older generation devices. Samsung is appealing that decision.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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