Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119m in patent case

A US jury has found that South Korean smartphone maker Samsung had infringed Apple smartphone patents and ordered the company to pay its US rival $119.6 million (£71 million).

A US jury has ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $119.6 million. Credit: Reuters

During the month-long trial in a federal court in San Jose, California, Apple accused Samsung of violating patents on smartphone features including universal search, while Samsung denied wrongdoing.

In a counterclaim filed by Samsung, the panel also said Apple infringed Samsung patents and ordered it to pay $158,000 to the South Korean company.

Apple had sought $2.2 billion after accusing Samsung of infringing five of its patents covering functions such as slide-to-unlock, universal searching and quick linking.

Samsung claimed that Apple violated two patents on streaming video and had sought $6 million.