Samsung must pay Apple $ 539 milli for violating the patents of the iPhone

A jury decided that Samsung had to pay Apple $ 539 milli in damages, after four days of deliberati – and years of going legal battles.

The verdict is almost exactly in the middle of the billi dollar damage and Samsung's $ 28 milli lawyers have estimated that the South Korean tech giant should pay.

Of the total sum, $ 533,316,606 relate to Samsung's violati of three major iPhone design patents. The additial $ 5,325,050 milli covers two other utility patents that Samsung was also infringing.

In a statement issued after the verdict, Apple said that "It is a fact that Samsung has copied … We are grateful to the jury for their service and happy that they accept that Samsung should pay to copy our products. "

Samsung, meanwhile, was complaining that the verdict ctradicted an earlier ruling in which the extent of the damages had been disputed. "Today's ruling goes against a unanimous decisi of the Supreme Court in favor of Samsung the scope of patent damages design", said Samsung. "We will csider all optis to achieve a result that does not hinder creativity."

A brief history of Samsung vs Apple

The battle of Samsung with Apple – and vice versa – raged for seven years. This week's decisi marked the third trial the same five patents ctested in the lawsuit.

Apple was originally awarded $ 1.05 billi in Samsung's damages in 2012. However, Justice Lucy Koh …

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