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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.

Apple attorney Bill Lee speaks about damages in this courtroom sketch during Apple Inc. vs Samsung Electronics Co Ltd case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in San Jose, California on April 1, 2014. 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. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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