The battle of the tech giants Apple and Samsung continues, and it looks like Apple has the upper hand once again. A federal Jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $119.6 million to Apple over patent infringements. This is according to documents that were filed by the US District Court of Northern District of California, San Jose division. This isn?t the first time this has happened. A while back, Samsung paid a huge sum and this new payment is another blow to Samsung. Both parties have been in a long running legal battle.
Although Apple may seem like they have everything going for them right now, it isn?t a total victory. It seems like Apple was looking to get a much higher sum from Samsung, but the jury only sided with them on two out of four patent infringement claims. On top of that, Apple must pay Samsung more than $158,000 for patent infringement accusations filed by the Korean tech giant.
Apple mentioned in a statement that the ruling from the federal jury ?reinforces what courts around the world have already found: that Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products.? The company also added by saying: ?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?.
Those are some bold accusations and it shows how much Apple is taking this very seriously. It also shows how passionate they are about their patents. This decision from the jury will most definitely not be the last, in the long running battle between Apple and Samsung.
These two tech giants aren?t going over patent disputes only in the US; they also have dozens of patent disputes in different courts around the world. Apple is usually the aggressor in these cases and have accused Samsung of copying aspects of its iPhone and iPad technology, although Samsung has also pitched a few patent infringement accusations of their own.
Apple and Samsung?s dispute won?t likely end anytime soon and all federal jury decisions can still be appealed. It?s going to be a long process for both these tech companies.
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