Patent trials between the two tech giants Apple and Samsung never end it seems. In the latest retrial, a US jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple "$290,456,793 in additional damages for patent infringement, slightly less than the $380 million Apple had requested," according to CNET. This brings the totally amount owed by Samsung to about $930 million.
Samsung responded following the trail...
"While we move forward with our post-trial motions and appeals, we will continue to innovate with groundbreaking technologies and great products that are loved by our many customers all around the world," the Korean company said in a statement.
What is most interesting, is that the judge instructed the jury to to determine how much money Apple should get for Samsung's infringement. Whether or not Samsung did in fact infringe was not at issue - as the jury was told that that fact was already settled during Apple's previous lawsuit with Samsung.
Apple arrived at the $380 million amount based on lost profits of about $114 million, Samsung's profits of about $231 million, and reasonable royalties of approximately $35 million. Apple estimates it would have sold 360,000 devices if Samsung hadn't released infringing rivals.
The case is highly controversial and many tech pundits have argued the case has hurt the reputation of both companies in the process. Make sure to check out CNET's full summary below.