Apple and Samsung found guilty of patent infringement

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The jury in the Apple vs Samsung patent trial has found that both companies infringed on each others patents.

It took the jury just three days to make their decision after weeks of testimonies from both companies. They decided unanimously that both parties were guilty of using technology that the other had patented.

The jury concluded that Samsung had willingly used technology in three of five patents that they had been accused of infringing. As a result they have been ordered to pay Apple $119.6 million (£70.9 million), which is a far cry from the staggering $2 billion (£1.2 billion) that Apple was demanding.

They said that all of Samsung's mobile devices infringed on the 647 data syncing patent, only a few infringed on the 721 slide-to-unlock patent and the South Korean company had also infringed on the 172 autocomplete patent.

Samsung was not found guilty of infringing the 959 universal search patent and the 414 background-syncing patent.

As for Apple it was concluded that they were found guilty of using technology related to "Apparatus for recording and reproducing digital image and speech" and are ordered to pay Samsung only $158,400 (£93,900), which is a very long way from the $6.2 million (£3.68 million) that Samsung claimed it was owed by Apple.

After the verdict Apple released this statement to Re/code:

"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."

These damages add to the figure that Samsung owe Apple from their first patent trial that concluded last November. In that case Samsung were ordered to pay Apple a total of $890 million (£528 million).