Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290.45 million in damages for copying iPhone features

Technology giant Samsung has been ordered to pay $290.45 million in damages to its rival Apple for copying features from the iPhone.

A jury sitting in a retrial between the two mobile giants made the decision in San Jose, California today.

Last year, Apple was awarded over $1 billion after it convinced a jury that Samsung copied various iPhone features – like using fingers to pinch and zoom on the screen – along with design touches like the phone’s flat, black glass screen.            

In March, a judge upheld about $600 million of that verdict but ordered a retrial on the rest, ruling that the previous jury had made some errors in its calculations.

Apple had requested $379.8 million, while Samsung argued that it should have to pay $52.7 million.

But the jury sitting in the retrial awarded Apple Inc $290.45 million against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

Apple and Samsung have been fighting in the courts for over two years.

Samsung manufactures phones that use the Android operating system, which is developed by Google.

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Posted on November 22, 2013, in technology. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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