The South Korean electronics group Samsung was convicted Thursday by a jury of California (southwest U.S.) to pay $ 290 million in damages to its U.S. rival Apple for iPhone patent violation.
The figure is added to 600 million USD of damage already determined in March by the U.S. Justice for the same reasons.
Appel believes that the two verdicts would add about $ 930 million.
“For Apple, this was more a matter of patents that money,” a spokesman said Thursday. “First and foremost is innovation and hard work that allows you to invent products that people like.”
“It is impossible to put a price on these values but we are grateful to the jury for having shown Samsung to copy has a price,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Korean group said it will continue with its resources to justice.