Samsung Owes Apple Another $290M
Damages are for copying features from iPhone, iPad
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 21, 2013 2:47 PM CST
The Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – A Silicon Valley jury today added $290 million more to the damages Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and iPad features, bringing the total amount the South Korean technology titan is on the hook for to $930 million. The verdict covers 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung products that infringed Apple patents. The previous jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion. But US District Judge Lucy Koh reduced the damages to $640 million after ruling that jury miscalculated the amount owed on 13 devices and ordered a new trial.

Apple had asked for $380 million, arguing Samsung's copying cost it a significant amount of sales. Samsung countered that it owed only $52 million because the features at issue weren't the reasons most consumers chose to buy Samsung's devices instead of Apple's. Samsung said it would appeal both verdicts. A third trial is scheduled for March to consider Apple's claims that Samsung's newest devices such as the popular Galaxy S III on the market also copied Apple's technology.

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Nov 22, 2013 6:31 AM CST Yeah, cause these things are deserving of a patent, and the reason people bought the samsung over the iphone... You can't tell but I am rolling my eyes. "Apple has patented the fundamental design and shape of the iPhone. This means that its rectangular shape and form belong to Apple" You can't patent a shape, that should be illegal
Nov 21, 2013 3:54 PM CST
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Apparently that is not sufficient compensation...
Nov 21, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Apple pays slave wages to overseas sweat shop workers.