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Jury finds Samsung infringed some Apple patents, must pay $120m in damages

Jury finds Samsung infringed some Apple patents, must pay $120m in damages

The verdict came at the end of the third full day of deliberations

Apple was dealt a blow in its second major patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung when a Silicon Valley jury awarded the iPhone maker damages of just US$119.65 million for Samsung's infringement of several of its smartphone patents.

Apple had requested $2.2 billion in damages.

The decision by the eight-person jury came at the end of the third full day of deliberations.

Apple had said nine Samsung smartphones and one Samsung tablet computer infringed five of its patents. The patents covered the slide-to-unlock motion on home screens, background syncing of data, autocompletion of words being typed, quick links that add contextual menus to items like phone numbers and email addresses, and search that pulls in results from the phone and Internet.

The case is the second major patent-infringement action between the two dominant smartphone makers. In a previous case, two juries in the same Silicon Valley court awarded Apple a total of $929 million in damages.

Samsung is expected to appeal the verdict.

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Martyn on Twitter at @martyn_williams. Martyn's e-mail address is martyn_williams@idg.com

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