Samsung Must Pay Apple $290 Million (For Starters)

Samsung has been ordered to pay another $290 million to Apple by a US court.

This is just the latest judgement in a long-running patent dispute across multiple courts and cases.

The case specifically relates to various functions used in the iPad and iPhone, including pirch-to-zoom, and not the outward design of the products.

The latest judgement was made after a previous jury in the case found Samsung liable for more than $1 billion.

But after a retrial was ordered by the judge the amount was lowered to around $600 million, and another jury was instructed to look again at the balance. In total Samsung now owes about $930 million.

And yes, Samsung is expected to launch an appeal.

In a statement Apple said the case "has always been about more than patents and money".

"It has been about innovation and the hard work that goes into inventing products that people love.

"While it's impossible to put a price tag on those values, we are grateful to the jury for showing Samsung that copying has a cost."

Samsung said in a statement:

"We are disappointed by today's decision, which is based in large part on a patent that the US Patent and Trademark Office has recently deemed invalid. While we move forward with our post-trial motions and appeals, we will continue to innovate with groundbreaking technologies and great products that are loved by our many customers all around the world."

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