Jury Says Samsung Violated 2 Apple Patents, Awards $119M
A federal jury in California today found Samsung guilty of violating technology patents held by Apple. Specifically, Samsung infringed on two patents that cover data tapping (making calls from within an email) and autocomplete. The jury acquitted Samsung of infringing upon two other patents, though the judge found Samsung guilty of violating Apple's slide-to-unlock patent, too. The jury awarded Apple $119.6 million in damages. It had sought $2.2 billion. The jury also found Apple guilty of violating one of Samsung's patents. The jury awarded Samsung $158,000 for its patent. The case was tried in San Jose over the course of a month, with U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh managing the proceedings. The case marks the second win for Apple in the U.S., but the damages awarded are far less than Apple hoped to win. Apple has already won a $930 million verdict against Samsung. Apple said it still believes Samsung "willfully stole our ideas and copied our products." The two companies have waged a pitched patent battle against one another for years in 10 different countries.
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Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
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Supreme Court Refusal Means Samsung Owes Apple $120M
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