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Jury leaves damages Samsung must pay Apple unchanged at $149.5m

Published on May 6, 2014 4:39 AM

SAN JOSE, (REUTERS) - A US jury on Monday left the total damages Samsung Electronics Co Ltd must pay Apple Inc unchanged at US$119.6 million (S$149.5 million), after additional deliberations in a trial where the South Korean smartphone maker was found to have infringed three Apple patents.

During the month-long trial in a San Jose, California federal court, Apple accused Samsung of violating patents on smartphone features including universal search, while Samsung denied wrongdoing.

On Friday, the jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple US$119.6 million for infringing the iPhone maker's patents. But Apple attorneys argued at the time that the jurors made a technical mistake in awarding Apple damages on a patent covering one of Samsung's phones.

The jury was ordered back to court Monday to resolve that issue.

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