Patent infringement accused Samsung to pay Apple $290m
A California jury has asked Samsung to pay its rival Apple another $290m in the patent infringement case, bringing the total to $930 million.
The jury’s decision came on the third day of the deliberations on Thursday in a San Jose, California federal court. Apple had earlier claimed that Samsung’s infringement of its patents has resulted in a sales loss for the company for which it needs to get compensated for. The iPad maker claimed $380 million from Samsung for the patent infringement while Samsung argued saying that $52 million would be a fair compensation.
Last year, the court ordered Samsung to pay over $1 billion to Apple after the jury was convinced that Samsung copied some of Apple’s iPhone features, such as using fingers to pinch and zoom on the screen, along with design touches such as the phone’s flat, black glass screen.
However, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in March ordered a retrial on about $400 million in damages, concluding that the previous jury made some errors in its calculations.
Combined with the retrial verdict of $290.5 million on Thursday, $929.8 million has now been awarded to Apple in the case.
Apple welcomed the jury’s decision saying that “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.”
While Samsung was disappointed by the decision and said it would appeal against both the verdicts.
“We are disappointed by today’s decision, which is based in large part on a patent that the US Patent and Trademark Office has recently deemed invalid.
“While we move forward with our post-trial motions and appeals, we will continue to innovate with groundbreaking technologies and great products that are loved by our many customers all around the world.”