Apple and Samsung have been fighting it out in court over the last couple of years, Apple were originally awarded $1 billion in damages from Samsung, although a portion of this was reduced, and had to go to a new trial.
The recent trial was to determine whether Samsung owed Apple $450 million of the $1 billion total damages, and now the the Jury has awarded Apple $290 million in damages.
This means that the total damages that Samsung now has to pay Apple is $880 million, Samsung had tried to convince the jury that it only owed Apple an extra $52 million on top of the original $598 million.
This does not change the fact that the court previously found that Samsung had infringed on Apple patents with a number of their smartphones, many of these are no longer on sale, although a couple of devices still are available in the US.
Apple could decide to try and have the remaining devices banned for sale in the US, and Samsung can appeal this latest decision, which is what they will probably do.
The guys over at Engadget reached out to Apple, and received the following statement from them regarding the latest outcome of the patent fight between Apple and Samsung.
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.
It is not clear what will happen next, although we suspect we will be hearing more from both companies soon on what their next move will be.
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