A California jury reached a verdict Friday evening that found Samsung violated two of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone-related patents, and ordered the Korean company to pay $119.6 million in damages, in what amounted to a re-run of a closely watched trial from two years ago.
According to reports from the courtroom, the eight person jury sided with Apple on two of the patents, including one for “slide to unlock” technology but, in a significant symbolic victory for Samsung, also concluded that Apple had infringed one of Samsung’s patents.
The jury’s award to Samsung was more modest — $158,400, which is likely a result of the fact that Samsung had only sought around $6 million, compared to the $2.2 billion sought by Apple.
The jury also found that Samsung knew or should have known that it was infringing, which means Apple can ask the judge to triple the jury’s damage award. The judge…
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