Apple Wins $539M in Samsung Patent Dispute
Apple has been awarded $539 million in damages from Samsung in a US District Court ruling, the latest development in a long-running smartphone patent dispute between the two major vendors.
The case started way back in 2011, when Samsung Corp. was making the Galaxy S2 and S 4G. It involves five design patents around Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPhone.
Apple had been looking for over $1 billion in damages from its biggest smartphone rival. Samsung lawyers got that figure reduced in 2015.
Apple described the verdict as a big win, saying that the case "has always been about more than money," in a statement to The Mercury News.
Samsung has already hinted that the case may not yet be over, saying it is "considering all options."
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading