Apple-Samsung Jury recalculates damages, but final amount of $119 million remains unchanged


The jury in the second round of the Apple-Samsung trial reached a unanimous verdict last week, awarding Apple $119.6 million in damages. Following the ruling, however, the jury was asked to recalculate the damages, after it was found that they didn’t include damages for one of the Apple patents Samsung infringed.

Re/code reports:

A federal jury in San Jose on Monday recalculated its damage award, but left essentially intact its decision that Samsung owes Apple nearly $120 million in damages.

It took the jury a little over two hours to reallocate its damages award. The panel raised the amount owed for some products, but lowered the amount for others, basically leaving things where they stood initially.

Apple initially seemed $2.2 billion in damages over the infringement of five of its patents. Apple gave a statement soon after the verdict on Friday that said:

“We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service. Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”

Samsung meanwhile gave a statement today, pointing out that Apple’s claims were “grossly exaggerated”, and that Apple was asked to pay $158,000 for infringing a Samsung patent:

We agree with the jury’s decision to reject Apple’s grossly exaggerated damages claim. Although we are disappointed by the finding of infringement, we are vindicated that for the second time in the US, Apple has been found to infringe Samsung’s patents. It is our long history of innovation and commitment to consumer choice, that has driven us to become the leader in the mobile industry today

This second lawsuit started on March 31st. Samsung was ordered to pay $1.09 billion in damages to Apple for infringing 6 of its patent in the first lawsuit. It was later revised down to $890 million after a retrial. Google has apparently agreed to cover legal fees and pay potential damages as some patents in the lawsuit, as they are features found in Android operating system. This judgement is unlikely to end the patent war between the two companies. Both sides are expected to appeal the ruling.

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