Apple awarded $119.6 million in lawsuit against Samsung
A verdict is in after another round of litigation involving Apple and Samsung, and the jury has once again ruled in Apple's favor. After three days of deliberation, the San Jose jury decided that Samsung infringed upon 2 of 5 Apple patents and is rewarding Apple with $119.6 million as a result.
The patents that Samsung was found to have infringed include #5,946,647 and #8,046,721 which deal with autocorrect text and Apple's famous slide-to-unlock mechanism. The jury also found that a number of iPhone and iPod touch models infringed on one of Samsung's own patents regarding video and photo galleries, rewarding Samsung $158,400 as a result.
Although the awarded damages are nothing to scoff at, they're still far off from what each company wanted, as Apple believed they were due $2.191 billion while Samsung wanted $6.2 million. Of course, both parties will definitely contest the results via appeal and we likely won't be hearing the end of this story for a while.
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