Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple an Additional $4 Million in Damages
After concluding on late Friday Samsung was to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages for infringing on two patents, the jury Monday morning had ordered an additional $4 million to be paid out by the South Korean company, after a mix up on the verdict form was just clarified today, reports Re/code:
A federal jury in San Jose on Monday awarded Apple an additional $4 million in damages.
The move follow’s the jury’s earlier decision to award $119.6 million to Apple, as well as $158,400 to Samsung on its countersuit. The jury had been asked to reconsider one product and one patent for which they found infringement but did not award damages.
The deliberation took just over two hours today, reports Ina Fried.
The payout to Apple from Samsung is really peanuts in the overall picture, hardly the ‘thermonuclear’ war the late Steve Jobs had in mind, when he said he was ready to spend $40 billion of Apple’s cash “to right this wrong” after claims of Android being a stolen product.