Samsung ordered to pay $539m for copying iPhone features

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Apple has been awarded damages of $539m (£402.7m) in its long-running authorized dispute with rival Samsung.

A jury, which deliberated for nearly 5 days, backed Apple’s declare that Samsung had copied a few of its know-how used to energy the iPhone.

It is the most recent verdict in a authorized battle that started in 2011. Initially, Apple was in search of $2.5bn (£1.87bn) however was awarded about $1bn (£750m) by a jury in 2012.

An attraction courtroom decided Apple couldn’t legally lay declare to the iPhone’s look. That meant Samsung was requested to pay about $548m (£328m).

Samsung believes it ought to solely have to pay $28m (£21m) for the components it has used and never damages equal to the earnings from the iPhone.

This might not be the top of the authorized wrangling.

“In the present day’s resolution flies within the face of a unanimous Supreme Court docket ruling in favour of Samsung on the scope of design patent damages,” Samsung mentioned in a press release.

“We’ll take into account all choices to acquire an consequence that doesn’t hinder creativity and truthful competitors for all corporations and shoppers.”

Apple welcomed the jury’s resolution, saying: “Samsung ought to pay for copying our merchandise.

“This case has at all times been about greater than cash.

“Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with iPhone and it’s a proven fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design.”

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