Samsung Owes Apple Another $290M In Damages — For A Total Of About $930M

Whoever is on penny-counting duty at Samsung is probably shaking his or head quite thoroughly at the job ahead. A jury ruled yesterday that Samsung has to pay Apple $290,456,793 in additional damages for patent infringement, which is quite a pretty penny. And that’s still less than the $380 million Apple had asked for.

That might seem like a drop in the already overflowing bucket, as the total Samsung owes Apple in this ongoing U.S. patent fight is about oh, $930 million. Yes, dollars — not hugs!

“For Apple, this case has always been about more than patents and money,” Apple said in a statement, via CNET. “It has been about innovation and the hard work that goes into inventing products that people love. While it’s impossible to put a price tag on those values, we are grateful to the jury for showing Samsung that copying has a cost.”

Samsung was only expecting about another $52 million in damages so it’s no surprise that the company is “disappointed” with the decision, “which is based in large part on a patent that the US Patent and Trademark Office has recently deemed invalid.”

“While we move forward with our post-trial motions and appeals, we will continue to innovate with groundbreaking technologies and great products that are loved by our many customers all around the world,” the Korean company added in its statement.

The jury announced the decision yesterday after deliberating since Tuesday, after asking for calculators, highlighters and lunch on Wednesday. All the tools one needs to land a multimillion dollar decision on a global company.

Last year another jury said that Samsung had infringed on five Apple patents related to the design of the iPhone and its functionality. But another judge later tossed that $400 million award and asked a new jury to recalculate the damages. Add in this new decision and the $600 million Samsung owes for the first trial and yeah, that penny counter will be super busy.

Samsung owes Apple $290M more in damages, jury says [CNET.com]

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  1. JoeBlow says:

    I believe other sites have covered this better, indicating that this is a recalculation of a previous award. I believe Apple was originally awarded $450.5 in damages, but this was found to be based on an “impermissible legal theory” used by the jury. This is essentially a reduction in the billion dollar judgment against Samsung from last year, rather than additional damages.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57572134-37/apple-v-samsung-judge-orders-new-trial-on-some-damages-cuts-award-by-$450m/

  2. PhillyDom says:

    … we will continue to innovate with groundbreaking technologies and great products …

    In order to continue to innovate, don’t you first have to begin to innovate?

  3. CommonC3nts says:

    I dont understand this judges. They are clearly siding with the american company vs the korean one. Apple should owe Samsung for stealing Samsung’s design.
    The Ipad is direct copy of star trek and Apple copied Samsung’s design of their 2006 tablet/picture frame. Samsung’s design for their tablet/picture frame was shown to the public a whole 4 years before the ipad was released.
    If you look at Apple’s patent from 2004, the design of the ipad is in the drawings is different than what they released in 2010. Apple did not use the design from their patent, but instead stole samsung’s design that samsung invented in 2006.

    If I were samsung I would refuse to pay as it is 100% clear that apple is wrong here.

    • CommonC3nts says:

      Lets not forget that tablets even with touch screens have been out since the 80s, but the concept was invented in science fiction.
      1963- Rand Tablet (a stylus drawing pad for a computer)
      1972 – Dynabook concept was published with sketches, never made.
      1989- GRiDPad, first commercial available tablet manufactured for GRiD Systems Corporation by ****SAMSUNG**** (Samsung was #1 for commercially available tablets)
      1991 – Atari ST Pad. Touch screen tablet. http://www.atarimuseum.com/computers/16bits/stpad.html
      1991 – The EO Communicator Tablet had a touch screen and apps
      1993 – Apple Newton