U.S. Jury Cuts Samsung Compensation for Apple

A U.S. jury concluded last Friday that Samsung and Apple infringed each other's smartphone patents and awarded each company compensation from the other. 

But Samsung will have to pay Apple the vastly bigger sum of US$119.6 million.

The amount is still just 1/18 of the $2.1 billion Apple had sought.

The jury found that Samsung infringed two of Apple's patents -- unlocking touch screen and data-tapping features -- but cleared it of copying Apple's data mining and synchronization features.

Apple was also ordered to pay Samsung $158,400 for copying the Korean company's digital image and voice-transmission features.

Industry watchers say the latest ruling marks sort of victory for Samsung in the drawn-out legal battle. A previous court ruling in February ordered Samsung to pay Apple $929 million.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 07, 2014 12:18 KST