It does seem as though Samsung’s pockets have been hit yet again due to the legal ramifications of their patent case with Apple, where a federal jury performed a recalculation on the amount that Samsung needs to pay Apple. Apparently, it was discovered that Samsung had to pay another $4 million more to the $119 plus million that was awarded to Apple earlier, due to the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone as well as a patent that has something to do with an autocorrect feature.
The jury required a mere two hours in order to land at the additional settlement figure, which leads to a final bill of $123.6 million that Apple ought to receive from Samsung. As for Apple, they just need to fork out $158,400 in damages over one infringed patent to Samsung – loose change especially when you consider how much more they have received in return!
Apple naturally had nothing but good words for the decision of the jury, stating, “We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service. Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: That Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”