A jury in Silicon Valley, California has ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $US290 million ($311.74 million) for copying features of Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
AP reports that the purpose of the trial was to decide on payments. A previous trial already found that some Samsung products had violated Apple’s patent rights.
The first trial took place in August 2012. Apple accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of its products and Samsung countersued over patent infringement. Both of these cases were covered in the one trial and the jury ruled in Apple’s favour.
Following the first trial, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cut about $450 million from the jury's $1 billion award because she concluded that the panel improperly calculated damages on 13 of the more than two dozen Samsung devices found to have violated patent and trademark protections.
It is expected that Samsung will again appeal the latest verdict. And there will be a third trial to consider Apple's claims that Samsung's latest devices also copy the iPhone and iPad.
However, Samsung claim that Apple has copied some of its technology and that some of Apple’s patents are invalid.
Samsung lawyer William Price claims that Apple is including things like the rectangular shape of its devices in its patent.