Samsung vs. Apple; Court awards Apple millions in lawsuit
Samsung versus Apple … the court awarded Apple millions in an infringement lawsuit.
The legal fight between smartphone heavyweights Apple and Samsung came to a split decision today.
The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants.
The jurors found that at some Samsung devices infringed two of four patents at issue and awarded Apple $120,000,000.
The damages awarded were no where near the $2,000,000,000 the company was asking for.
The jury also awarded Samsung $158,400 in damages, because Apple infringed on one of its patents.
Two years ago, a separate jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $930,000,000 after finding it had used Apple technology to create older generate devices.
Samsung is appealing that order.
The lawsuits were filed as Apple and Samsung are locked in a bitter struggle for dominance of the $330,000,000,000 worldwide smartphone market.
Samsung has become the leader of the sector with a 31% share.
Meanwhile, Apple has seen its market share slip to about 15% from a high of 27% three years ago.