Mixed verdict in Samsung-Apple patent trial
Published on May 3, 2014 8:52 AM
SAN JOSE (AFP) - Jurors on Friday ordered Samsung to pay just a fraction of the big-money damages sought by Apple in a high-stakes Silicon Valley case over smartphone patents.
Jurors found that Samsung violated some patents and ruled that the South Korean consumer electronics giant should pay US$119.6 million (S$150 million) in damages.
The jury also found credence in counter-claims by Samsung and said in its verdict that Apple should pay its rival US$158,400 in damages.
Apple's legal team had urged jurors to order the South Korean electronics giant to pay more than US$2 billion in damages for flagrantly copying iPhone features.
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