A California jury has ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290 million in additional damages for patent infringement. Apple had asked for $380 million in damages. Samsung had asked to pay Apple only $52 million.
A jury in the summer of 2012 had ruled that Samsung had infringed on five Apple patents in relation to the design and functionality of the iPhone. Judge Lucy Koh vacated about $450 million of that jury’s award earlier this year, leading to the new jury which was tasked to recalculate the damages.
Samsung still owes Apple approximately $600 million in damages from the first trial.
It’s almost certain this won’t be the last we hear of this legal struggle, as Samsung made a move to stay this week’s proceedings after the United States Patent and Trademark Office found one of the patents-in-suit invalid.
The South Korean firm proposed a stay of the current damages retrial, or a stay after the jury reaches a verdict. Judge Koh refused to rule on Samsung’s motion today.
We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.