A federal jury in San Jose awarded Apple Inc. $290 million in a patent infringement damages against Samsung Electronics for copying aspects of the iPhone and iPad in 13 older Samsung products. The verdict Thursday came after a little over two days of deliberation following a one week trial.
This verdict is the latest round in the smartphone war between the world’s two largest smartphone makers. It adds to existing damage awards against Samsung, giving Apple a total of $930 million.
The eight-member jury Thursday gave Apple less than it asked for and charged Samsung far more than it said it owed. The trial was purely a question of damages. An earlier jury had found Samsung liable for infringement and awarded $1.05 billion.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ordered a new damages trial and cut $450 million out of the original award after finding the jurors miscalculated.
Apple argued it was entitled to $380 million, while Samsung said it only owed $52 million.
This dispute centered on 13 older Samsung devices. Another trial is set for March 2014 to resolve Apple claims that Samsung’s latest products, including the Galaxy S III also used patented Apple technology.
Case: Apple v. Samsung, No. 11-cv-1846LHK