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Samsung, in symbolic win, ordered to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages
Samsung, in symbolic win, ordered to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages

By ordering Samsung to pay only a small fraction of damages that Apple had requested in the company’s latest patent trial, a jury awarded a symbolic victory to the South Korean smartphone maker. After several days of deliberation, an eight-person jury in San Jose found that some Samsung smartphones and tablets did infringe some patents held by Apple. However, the jury ordered Samsung to pay only $119.6 million in damages, a far cry from the $2.2 billion that Apple was seeking. It’s also much smaller than the $1-billion award a jury ordered Samsung to pay in a trial over similar issues in the same courtroom two years ago. Analysts said the verdict is just the latest in...

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