After several months of the Apple-Samsung legal woes, the jury has just reached its verdict, and decided that Samsung should pay Apple over $290 million for infringing on the company’s patents.
This is the second jury ( the other was in August of last year) that has found that Samsung was guilty of infringing Apple patents with a several devices. In the initial case, Samsung had initially been ordered to pay Apple $1.049 billion in damages, but after further legal wrangling Judge Lucy Koh determined that the jury had incorrectly determined the amount of damages — and revised the amount down to less than $600 million. According to CNET‘s Shara Tibken reports that the total amount is $290,456,793, which is a significant drop from the more than $450 million that Koh cut, but it’s clearly not the kind of number Samsung was looking for.
In Apple.s latest statement
“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.”