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The verdict is in folks. After just a few days of deliberation, a jury of six women and two men reached a conclusion for the retrial between Apple and Samsung over damages, and it’s ruled in favor of the iPad-maker. Samsung must pay Apple $290 million.

This is in addition to the damages awarded in the original trial last fall, bringing the total amount Samsung owes up to $890 million. So essentially, Apple won back most of the damages that Judge Koh cut in March after finding the initial verdict flawed…

Here’s Bloomberg with the report:

Apple Inc. won more than $290 million in damages from Samsung Electronics Co. for patent infringement in a do-over trial that restored most of the amount cut from the iPhone maker’s jury victory in 2012.

A jury of six women and two men decided the damages amount today after a week-long trial in federal court in San Jose, California, where Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung last year over copying of technology used in smartphones. 

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cut $410.5 million in March after finding the original verdict was flawed because jurors miscalculated the period that the infringement occurred for 13 Samsung devices. In the retrial, Apple sought to restore $380 million of the amount cut, while Samsung recommended that the jury award $52 million.”

Although the jury didn’t award Apple the entire $380 million it was looking for, this is still a big win for the company. Not only has it won almost $1 billion from Samsung, but it also has the possibility of winning an injunction against the infringing devices.

Here’s Apple’s statement to AllThingsD on today’s decision:

“For Apple, this case has always been about more than patents and money,” Apple said in a statement to AllThingsD. “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.”

And here are comments from a Samsung spokesperson:

“We are disappointed by today’s decision, which is based in large part on a patent that the U.S. 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.”

  • CollegiateLad

    Copying is pricey… But not copying is pricier( hi RIM).

  • Urzo

    All this talk of millions is making me feel mighty broke

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  • Chris Holden



    What completely gets me is that these two continue to do business with each other. Samsung does what they do well and apple knows it and Samsung can’t afford not to take apples business cause someone else will get the hoards of money.

    Money wins every time, which is why corruption runs the world.

  • Taf Khan

    It’s a moral victory, the money doesn’t make a big difference to either company, Apple wins and deservedly so.

    • Kash Gummaraju

      Moral victory? In what way? What sensible person/company would sue another company for the same thing for almost 3 years when in those 3 years that company has shown its originality through new products, services, and much more. This is Apple trying to hurt competitive through the court because right now it’s becoming rather clear that it’s losing to the fight against Google and the Android Hydra in the market. The best way it could think of doing so was through attacking Samsung. And the fact that so many people accuse Samsung of still copying is rather tiring and ridiculous. Samsung has put out a flexible display phone, created a new product category, was one of the first companies to make 4K products, started unifying its product design with the s3 and so on. It has effectively gained ground in almost every single product category regardless of whether it be a washing machine or a smart watch. Meanwhile Apple has used the same design repeatedly and created one new product category in the past 4 years. And then when it saw the ground shrinking beneath its feet. It saw fit to fight through court using arguments that only Apple can make black rectangular slates. Come on moral? More like dirty underhanded tricks.

      • Taf Khan

        Wrong is wrong. If someone abused a child 35years ago and the child now grown up comes forward (as they all seem to be doing in the uk), then the person committing the crimes deserves to go down regardless of how they behaved in the decades that have passed since.. No excuses.

        I do agree that samsung devices don’t look similar now, maybe after the court cases are finally settled things might improve.

  • chumawumba

    Fak u scamsung

    • Taf Khan

      They will be licking wounds for some time to come…

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Apple is desperately trying to lick its wounds on a day to day basis, especially with Android gaining more marketshare every day.

      • Taf Khan

        Selling fragmentation straight out of the box you mean? Poor show from android. Majority of those devices should be relegated to the dumb phone division..

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Facepalm* I see that you’re one of those fanboys. Still stuck in an age where you think Android devices never run a consistent OS. Well allow me to dispel those misguided misconceptions. The majority of Android phones run jellybean which is currently the most up-to-date. Kitkat is still being slowly rolled out, so it’ll be a while before you can get all of the carriers and manufacturers to update considering everyone is almost done updating to 4.3. Yes majority of the phones may be dumb phones, but at least they’re affordable not a lot of people can shell out $100 plus tax for a phone. That’s why companies like Samsung are doing well they know how to approach all levels of the smartphone market. And besides what company would put resources into nonflagship phones? None, Apple tries to make Android look as bad as possible and like Samsung ‘s dumb next big thing ads it worked. They’re both dumb and wrong, but hey advertising. And people like you fall for what big brands say, despite the lack of real facts and credibility behind it. Just to let you know almos 90% of the apps on the play store can be used on every single Android device right?

      • Taf Khan

        Looks far less than the majority you claim on jelly bean to me… Your experience of Android is very different to that of the majority no doubt. Invalid package errors, freezing apps…

      • JT

        You are showing an old charter dude

      • Taf Khan

        It’s pre kit kat, summer 2013, not major old, don’t think it changes the fact that the comment which states majority of phones run jelly bean is incorrect..

      • JT

        Looks more like the 2012 summer charter. Around 40-43% got jelly bean to this day

  • Ghost

    With those money Apple won have to pay the taxes they owed lol

  • John

    “It has been about Innovation…” lol. They clearly don’t know the meaning of the word

    • Vijay Panjwani

      May i ask you how?
      in my sense they are doing innovations till now…
      its just those troll in the comments who don’t want other people to see the innovation…
      Every company was running behind cores (they even reached 8 cores)… apple did it with “bit”, and now you can see the benchmarks…
      Every body made their phones bigger to have more room and make them slimmer… but apple didn’t go bigger… yet a very slim phone…
      Every made their phone full of bloat ware which was of no use… apple implemented touch id…. and now i have a pass code in my phone…
      Everybody implemented NFC and bumped their phones… apple implimented AirDrop…
      And the list goes on and on…
      No body sees the innovation of apple… just shout against it…
      Trollers like you don’t deserve to be in this planet!

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Really? What Apple did were gimmicks and merely implemented apps into the OS. Do you really think people care that bloatware exists on their phone? They just put a launcher or root their phones and tada! Zero bloatware! Apple merely took a preexisting app for Siri and then dumbed it down. Before it worked almost better than Google Now(if it was still and app) but now all it can do is call people and search things. Touch ID? Please, that technology was already there on phones like the Motorola Atrix. Bigger and slimmer eh? At least Android manufacturers can cater to the different smartphone users put there. And no company except Apple is going slimmer, they’re all busy trying o squeeze a huge battery that can last a day or more on moderate usage into 9mm packages not try to squeeze in measly 1400 mah batteries into 7.6mm packages. 64 bit my ass, that kind of technology requires atleast 4gb of ram to actually work the way it’s supposed to work. It’s nothing more than a gimmick. The only reason Samsung is making one is to get more Apple users to switch. I hope you do realize how much more useful NFC is right? You can use the technology to make payments, unlock your phone with a simple tap to your NFC enabled whatever wearable, and the list goes on. Airdrop is limited to pictures and I’m pretty sure there was already an app that could do that. Plus imagine the issues Airdrop has to suffer from. First data speeds on the wifi and the amount of bandwidth that’s available to the users. Yeah real innovative. The list goes on…. For the number of Samsung like gimmicks Apple has been trying to pull off. The list for the number of innovations done by Android….. If I got a dollar for each innovation I’d get rich quick for all those innovations. But however I’d like to say that Apple has made innovations in the past concerning both hardware and software, but not after 2011. So far it’s managed to make an amazing laptop with an amazing display and super thin, a desktop with a lot of power in a tiny package, and a tablet that weighs only a pound. But everything else is hype and gimmicks.

  • Ted Forbes

    $890 million? Its hardly a thing to row about. This is definitely not about the money, remember when Google proposed to pay Steve Jobs billions and Steve said we got lots of money thats not what this is about, its about the work, the rights, preservations (well not exactly those words but that is what he was talking about).

    Samsung made billions from this and they get to keep it, all they have to do is shell out a few lousy millions. Yes they make a lot of products that everybody get to copy and use including Apple. The thing is its not even about that, its the courts, its the law, its justice, it all sucks.

    Makes no sense to me to issue a license for a patten only to have it knocked down in court in the front of a judge (specialist or non specialist in this field) with a simple argument of unfair competition, stifling of technological advancement or similar stuff like this.