Samsung to appeal U.S. jury's order to pay Apple 290 mln USD

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22.11.2013 - 11:57

Samsung to appeal U.S. jury's order to pay Apple 290 mln USD 
2013-11-22 10:27:10  

  Samsung to appeal U.S. jury's order to pay Apple 290 mln USD

     SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, said Friday that it planned to appeal against a U.S. jury's order to pay Apple 290 million U.S. dollars in damages.

     Samsung said in a statement via e-mail that it will move forward with its post-trial motions and appeals.

     The statement came after the U.S. jury issued a verdict on Thursday that orders Samsung to pay the U.S.-based company 290 million U.S. dollars in damages for copying key features of its iPhone and iPad devices.

     The figure was lower than the 1.05-billion-dollar damages, imposed by the previous jury in Aug. 2012, but higher than 52.7 million dollars Samsung sought to pay. Apple requested 379.8 million dollars in damages from Samsung.

     "We are disappointed by the decision, which is based in large part on a patent that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently deemed invalid," Samsung said.

     Samsung requested a suspension of the trial after the U.S. patent agency told Apple on Wednesday that it was planning to invalidate a patent regarding the "pinch-to-zoom" feature, which was at issue during the trial. The judge declined to halt the trial.

     A third trial was expected to happen in early next year as Apple claimed that Samsung's newest products copied its patents.  Enditem