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Apple awarded nearly $1 billion in huge court win, but judge won’t ban Samsung phones

Published Mar 6th, 2014 8:45AM EST
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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Thursday delivered her final judgement on the damages awarded to Apple in its huge 2012 victory over Samsung. The final damages don’t match the initial figure Apple sought, but at $930 million the judgement still represents a huge blow for Samsung. In the summer of 2012, a Northern California jury found Samsung guilty of infringing multiple Apple patents in its smartphones and tablets.

Koh’s judgement awards Apple $929.8 million in damages, but the judge rejected Apple’s request to ban the import and sale of several Samsung device models. Apple asked the court to ban the devices this past December, claiming that monetary damages alone “are not an adequate remedy.”

As The Wall Street Journal noted, Apple and Samsung are set to return to the California courtroom later this month as the companies battle over a separate set of patents Samsung is accused of infringing.

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