A federal jury late Friday ruled Samsung Electronics infringed two of the patents Apple claimed in its landmark patent lawsuit. But the jury said Samsung phones did not infringe two others, and Apple was awarded just a fraction of the $2.2 billion in damages it was seeking. The victory wasn’t as clear cut as in 2012 when Apple was awarded nearly $1 billion in damages. Today, the jury awarded Apple $119.6 million in the high-stakes legal battle over software features used in millions of smartphones.
Decided within a San Jose court earlier today, a jury in California just awarded Apple a judgement of $119.6 million from Samsung for infringing on patents related to the development of new smartphones. Specifically, the jury members believe that Samsung directly infringed on Apple’s“quick links” patent in all Samsung mobile devices. That particular patent is related to links embedded within text and the process that occurs when the user interacts with those links. In fact, the bulk of the damages were awarded for Samsung use of “quick links” on the S3 smartphone, approximately $52 million of the overall total.