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US jury orders Samsung to pay $119.6 million to Apple for infringing patents

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US jury orders Samsung to pay $119.6 million to Apple for infringing patents
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It had sought more than two billion dollars in damages.

In the end, Apple had to settle for $119.6 million after a jury in California found that the firm’s smartphone rival Samsung had violated two of its patents.

The ruling marked the latest chapter in the two tech giants seemingly endless legal battles around the world.

Samsung denied any wrongdoing, arguing that Apple had vastly exaggerated the importance of its patented iPhone features.

Apple however argued that Samsung could not have competed in the smartphone market without unfairly copying its flagship product.

The jury was listening to both sides. It also found that Apple had infringed one of Samsung’s patents and the South Korean company was awarded $158,000 in damages.