Samsung to Pay $119 Million to Apple

SAN JOSE ( MEDIA ) A federal-court jury ruled Friday that some Samsung devices infringed on two Apple software patents, but didn’t infringe on two others; the judge had earlier ruled that Samsung infringed on a fifth patent.

The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages, far short of the $2.2 billion Apple had been seeking, and less than the $930 million Apple was awarded in an earlier trial in the same courtroom.

The same jury ruled Friday that Apple infringed on one Samsung patent and awarded Samsung $158,400.

The eight-member jury deliberated for three days, following four weeks of testimony.

One legal analyst called the verdict a victory for Samsung. “This amount is less than 10% of the amount Apple requested and probably doesn’t surpass by too much the amount Apple spent litigating this case,” said Brian Love, assistant professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. “Apple launched this litigation campaign years ago with aspirations of slowing the meteoric rise of Android phone manufacturers. It has so far failed to do so, and this case won’t get it any closer.”

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