Economics

Samsung to pay Apple $290m for copying phones

A Silicon Valley jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $290m to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices, the BBC reports.

This verdict comes after a previous jury found Samsung owed Apple $1.05bn for copyright infringement.

However, US District Judge Lucy Koh ordered a retrial because she said that jury miscalculated the amount Samsung must pay. Samsung is expected to appeal.

The jury’s ruling covers 13 of the 26 Samsung devices that Apple had argued copied its technology. These are mostly older Samsung tablets and smartphones.

The $290m figure comes on top of the $550m Samsung owes Apple as a result of the initial verdict. In total, Apple has now been awarded close to $930m in the case.

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