As expected, the jury in the Apple v. Samsung trial recalculated the damage awards for their findings from Friday. Although they raised the awards on some products, they lowered the amounts on others, so the total award remained about the same.
The move follows the jury’s earlier decision to award $119.6 million to Apple, as well as $158,400 to Samsung in its countersuit. The jurors had been asked to reconsider one product and one patent for which they found infringement but did not award damages.
Apple had praised the jury’s findings on Friday: “We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service,” Apple told Re/code. “Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”
Samsung also shred a statement with the press: “We agree with the jury’s decision to reject Apple’s grossly exaggerated damages claim. Although we are disappointed by the finding of infringement, we are vindicated that for the second time in the U.S., Apple has been found to infringe Samsung’s patents. It is our long history of innovation and commitment to consumer choice, that has driven us to become the leader in the mobile industry today.”
And of course, both sides are expected to appeal the jury’s findings, so the band plays on…