Apple awarded $290m in patents tussle with Samsung

Apple awarded $290m in patents tussle with Samsung

Apple has been awarded around $290m in its patents retrial against Samsung in the United States.

The iPhone maker fell short of the $379.8m it had requested from the judge but the ruling is far in excess of Samsung's argument that it should only pay $52.7m.

The smartphone giants have been tussling in court for more than two years. Apple was originally awarded more than $1bn last year after a jury ruled Samsung had copied several iPhone features. However, the judge in the case, Lucy Koh, upheld nearly $640m and ordered a retrial on the remainder after she ruled the jury had made a mistake in calculating the damages.

A Samsung spokeswoman told Reuters it was disappointed by the verdict, while Apple said the case was about protecting innovation, rather than winning cash from its rival.

Author: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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