Samsung Will Appeal Against $290 Million Fine

LBcz115201AM11232013Apple’s happiness of beating Samsung in the US court may not last for a long time as the Korean smartphone maker is now planning to appeal against the recent judgement by the US Jury of paying $290 million in damages to the iPad maker.

According to a Xinhua report, Samsung has said that it will go ahead with its post-trial motions and appeals against this decision. The company released a statement after the verdict came from the US jury. The US Jury ordered Samsung to pay $290 million in damages to Apple, for copying the features of iPad and iPhone devices.

Apple had requested for $379.8 million in damages from the Korean company. Samsung said, “We are disappointed by the decision, which is based in large part on a patent that the US Patent and Trademark Office has recently deemed invalid.”

Samsung had also requested to suspend a trial after the US patent agency revealed its plans to invalidate a patent regarding the ‘pinch-to-zoom’ feature, which was at issue during the trial. Howevet, the judge declined to do so. A third trial is expected to happen early next year where Apple claims that Samsung has copied its patents in its newest products.

Commenting on the decision, Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said, “For Apple, this case has always been about more than patents and money. While it’s impossible to put a price tag on those values, we are grateful to the jury for showing Samsung that copying has a cost.”

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