Samsung and Apple took it to court once again, where the Cupertino giant wanted $2.19 billion from Samsung over patent infringement.
Recently, Jury gave the verdict of the Samsung vs Apple trial and mentioned the Korean OEM infringed on a few Apple patents involved in the lawsuit. As a result, Samsung was also asked to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages.
The jury found all accused Samsung phones infringed 647 “quick-links” patent, while the 721 “slide-to-unlock” was infringed by a few devices. On the other hand, Apple was also ordered to pay Samsung $158,400 as the court found the Cupertino giant to infringe a Samsung patent.
This what Apple said in a statement to Re/code,
“We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service,” Apple told Re/code. “Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”
Although the amount was quite less than what Apple demanded for infringing its patents. Apple did call experts to argue why they are owed $2 billion in damages which was opposed by Samsung, and they said they owe the company around $38 million or $1.75 per device, not $2 billion.