by Brent Dirks
May 5, 2014
After awarding Apple $119.6 million in damages due to patent infringement by Samsung, a California jury still had some work to do. During the original verdict, which was announced late Friday, the jury didn’t award damages for one infringed patent and product. So the panel had to meet again earlier today to rectify its mistake. And according to Re/Code, the jury worked a little more than two hours to reallocate the damages. But after lowering the amount for some products and raising the dollar amount for others, the final verdict remains the same. Even so, this is far from the last step in the case as both sides are expected to appeal various parts of the trial, including the actual verdict. The final amount was far less than the $2.2 billion that Apple was seeking, but the company still praised the jury after the ruling:
“We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service,” Apple told Re/code. “Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”For other recent news, see: A New Apple 'iPhone 6' Leak Shows The New Model In Space Gray, The Apple EarPods Rumor Turned Out To Be A Lie, and Claim: Apple Isn’t Encrypting Email Attachments In iOS.