UPDATE: Apple has been awarded $290 million in damages in its patent feud with Samsung by a San Jose, California jury on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The legal battle was over Samsung's copying of the iPhone and iPad in 13 Samsung smartphones and tablets. The amount is very close to what Apple was hoping for. Check out social media's response, or read more about the Apple Samsung lawsuit settlement below.
— Syed (@DreamSacred) November 21, 2013
Jury awards Apple $290 million in Additional Damages but with $147 Billion in the bank, can't imagine they'll make sure the cheque clears. — Daddy Day Care (@RichardWebber) November 21, 2013
samsung owes apple 290 million dollars. hope they gonna send it all in nickels again.
— but like.... (@irenexmorgan) November 21, 2013
Saw "Apple $290" trending and just assumed they released a newer "Thunderbolt Cable". — FlutterCliff (@Cliff_M85) November 21, 2013
Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 millions. As always, Apple has won. Bravo!
— Withersteve (@withersteve) November 21, 2013
Love the phrase "high-profile, tech-geek tastic" MT @FastCompany Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million: http://t.co/gmAe1LCbVG — Jenn Maffeo (@JennMaffeo) November 21, 2013
— Steve Adlard (@UKSteve99) November 21, 2013
Samsung owes Apple another $290 million: Silicon Valley jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 millio... http://t.co/CSEy4Xezbc #news #ff — Ivan Vikoulov (@Vikoulov) November 21, 2013
Jury awards Apple 290 mil in patent suit with rival Samsung How will this affect my coverage? Lol
— Stanley Singleton (@StanleSingleton) November 21, 2013
A Samsung-Apple jury has begun its second day deliberating on the patent violation claim filed by Apple. The ongoing lawsuit is to determine whether Apple should receive $380 million in addition to the $600 million it has already been awarded. Today, a jury is in its second day of deliberations and according to The Guardian "they asked the judge for calculators Tuesday to help determine how much Samsung owes for copying key features in 13 of its own phones and tablets sold in the U.S., after an earlier jury verdict in August 2012." This is the latest stage in the seemingly endless legal battle between the two tech giants, who have both sought sales bans against one another in Europe, Australia, the Far East, and the United States.
The Guardian explains: "Apple won an appeal court verdict on Monday which could mean that it will be able to enforce sales bans against a number of Samsung products for infringing functional patents — relating to how they work, not how they look — first used on the iPhone." In December, original attempts by Apple to prevent Samsung from selling certain devices were turned down after being appealed by Samsung. In a ruling federal judge Lucy Koh determined, "The company didn't prove that consumers bought Samsung Devices instead of Apple devices because of the infringement."
Today the jury is trying to decide what additional damages Samsung will owe Apple after $400 million of their previous $1.05 billion award was voided. Judge Koh believed the jurors miscalculated the amounts owed on the 13 of 26 products that were found to infringe on Apple's patents. New damages could range anywhere from $52 million, what Samsung thinks is an appropriate amount, to what Apple believes is fair — $380 million.
Whatever the jury decides, this won't be the last we hear about Apple vs. Samsung. They are scheduled to go head to head in what might be an even bigger trial that is scheduled for March 2014 in California. At that trial Apple will argue against some of Samsung's existing products that they believe infringe on their patents.