Written by Keshala Dias
25 May, 2018 | 6:48 pm
A US court has ordered South Korea’s Samsung Electronics pay $539m (£403m) in damages for copying features of Apple’s original iPhone.
The jury found Samsung has to pay Apple $533.3m for infringements on three design patents, as well as $5.3m on two utility patents. Samsung argued it should only pay $28m for the component parts it had used, whereas Apple wanted north of $1bn.
In a statement, Apple said it was pleased that the members of the jury “agree that Samsung should pay for copying our products.”
“This case has always been about more than money,” the tech giant said, adding that it was important that it continued to protect the “hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple”.
However, a lawyer for Samsung told the judge the verdict isn’t “supported by the evidence,” and that the company would raise its objections in court filings.
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