Samsung has to pay $290 million to Apple in re-trial

The jury at the re-trial case between Apple and Samsung just came back with a verdict of $290 million in damages that Samsung has to pay Apple. To be clear this is a re-trial of the $1 billion case that Apple won last year against Samsung for patent infringement. Half of that $1 billion was invalidated by the Judge on grounds of some important patent claims being invalidated by the USPTO [9to5mac]. So only approximately $600 million of the $1 billion stood ground in the previous case.

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Now in this re-trial Apple had asked for $380 million (on top of the remaining $600 million) and Samsung after accepting that they had ripped off Apple's patents [MacDailyNews], argued that Apple deserved only $52 million. Samsung lawyers did try a lot of ingenious tactics to get the Judge to declare a mis-trial on some bizarre grounds, but failed [Bloomberg]. Now with the jury's verdict of $290 million (on top of $600 million), a total of approximately $890 million, it is hard for Samsung to make its case that Samsung did not rip-off Apple's inventions, particularly after getting to prove its innocence twice and having failed both times, miserably! You can follow all about this on twitter with the #icourt. 

Now with the jury’s verdict of $290 million (on top of $600 million), a total of approximately $890 million, it is hard for Samsung to make its case that, it did not rip-off Apple’s inventions, particularly after getting to prove its innocence twice and having failed both times, miserably!

But of course this did not stop Samsung Mobile from posting this tweet. One can now easily debate that Samsung does not know the difference between innovation and ripping off others' innovation! 

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter