Samsung to pay Apple $539M over patent infringement


LONDON: A California jury on has ordered Samsung to pay $539 million in damages to Apple for infringing on five iPhone patents in its own smartphone designs.

Samsung must pay about $533.3 million for infringing on three Apple design patents and about $5.3 million for infringing on two utility patents.

The infringements in occurred in Android phones Samsung sold in 2010 and 2011, CNET reported.

The jury’s ruling was significantly higher than the $28 million that Samsung argued it should pay. Apple, however, had sought damages in excess of $1 billion.