On Thursday, a San Jose jury awarded Apple $290 million from Samsung in additional damages for patent infringement. Apple had asked for $380 million, while Samsung believed it should pay $52 million. The decision pertains to five patents and thirteen Samsung products.
This is the latest — and certainly not the final — development in a long legal war between the two companies over patent infringement. Apple filed suit against Samsung in 2011. In 2012, a jury awarded Apple over $1 billion in damages after finding that Samsung infringed on more than one of its patents. While the findings didn't represent everything the company asked for, it was still a big win for Apple. Especially after Samsung got none of the $421 million it wanted from a countersuit in the case. CNET has more on the background of this particular case, which is just one of many legal battles between the two companies around the world.
Then, citing an apparent miscalculation on the part of the jury, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cut $450.5 million from that $1 billion award, ordering a retrial to determine that portion of the damages. Koh's move didn't change the jury's findings against Samsung on a series of patent infringements, nor did it affect about $600 million of the original amount Samsung will have to pay Apple. Today's amount is on top of that baseline number, meaning that Samsung now owes Apple just under $900 million in damages in this case. The patents in question pertain to the following Samsung products: Galaxy Prevail, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy SII AT&T, Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Tab, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, and Transform.