Jury tells Samsung to pay up, awards Apple $290 million in damages [updated]

Apple Samsung Patent Trial Verdict

Samsung’s judgement day is here and it looks like the company will be paying an additional $290 million in damages. A jury in California on Thursday said that the Korean smartphone manufacturer owed Apple $290 million for infringing upon its intellectual property. Apple had asked for $380 million in damages, so the jury’s reward is a strong outcome for the company. For its part, Samsung had said that it should only pay an additional $52 million to Apple, so the jury’s verdict is a significant defeat for the Galaxy smartphone maker. Samsung has already paid $600 million to Apple after a jury found it guilty of patent infringement in 2012, which means that the total damages the company will have to pay to Apple will be $890 million for this patent case alone.

UPDATE: In a statement sent to AllThingsD, Apple said that “this case has always been about more than patents and money… It has been about innovation and the hard work that goes into inventing products that people love. While it’s impossible to put a price tag on those values, we are grateful to the jury for showing Samsung that copying has a cost.”

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