Apple wins $1bn in patent wrangle with Samsung

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Washington: Scoring a massive victory Apple has own a patent wrangle against South Korean giant Samsung.

Rejecting Samsung's counter-claims that several of its patents had been breached, a federal jury in California found rival Samsung guilty of "wilful" violations of a number of Apple's patents and awarded it more than $1 billion in damages.

Earlier, Apple had asked for $2.7 billion in damages, claiming that Samsung "ripped off" its iPad and iPhone designs and software for scores of Samsung devices,
including the Nexus S 4G and S II.

As the verdict has been announced, now Apple may seek an import ban of some of its rival's products, blocking them from the US market. Samsung has said it will appeal against the ruling.

Notably, Apple and Samsung account for more than half of global smartphone and tablet computer sales.
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