In a ruling that ended a seven-year legal battle, a US federal court has ruled that Samsung must pay €460 million over half a billion dollars in damages to Apple for patent infringements.
Apple first successfully sued Samsung in 2012 that saw the courts rule that the latter must pay Apple $400 million in damages, but the Korea-based company later secured a retrial that called for a review of the payout.
Samsung argued that the copied design features should be regarded as components to the device, rather integral to the device itself, which would, therefore, justify a lower payout.
The latest ruling means that Samsung will have to pay over $140 million more to Apple, who originally requested one billion dollars as compensation. The Silicon Valley-based company has always maintained that Samsung copied integral design elements of its iPhone model smartphone, including its black frame with rounded edges and rows of display icons.