“A U.S. jury on Thursday awarded Apple Inc $290.45 million, or 76% of Apple’s requested amount, in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the latest battle in global patent litigation between the two mobile giants,” Reuters reports.
Apple had requested $379.8 million, while Samsung argued that it should have to pay only $52.7 million. In August of 2012, a nine-person jury sided with Apple on its claims patent infringement against Samsung. At that time, the jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages. Subsequently, Judge Lucy Koh in March ordered a new trial to recalculate some of the damages in the case, striking $450.5 million off the original judgment against Samsung.
The judgement is expected to be appealed by Samsung. yet another U.S. Apple v. Samsung patent trial is scheduled to begin in March 2014to deal with more recent devices, including Samsung’s Galaxy S3 phone and Note 2 phablet.
MacDailyNews Take: Samsung is a despicable outfit. Do not buy Samsung-branded products.