Apple Wins $539M in Samsung Patent Dispute

But the 7-year patent spat could continue.

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

May 25, 2018

1 Min Read
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

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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