Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.

A judge in California delivered its verdict in a court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants.

Apple had £2bn at stake, accusing Samsung of violating patents on smartphone features.

The court also stated that Apple infringed Samsung’s patents and were awarded $158,000 in damages.

Apple had got $2.2bn after accusing Samsung of infringing five of its patents covering functions such as the famous “slide to unlock” from its devices.

Samsung denied any wrongdoing and had $6m at stake after arguing Apple had infringed two of its smartphone patents related to camera use and video transmission.

This verdict marks the latest legal battle over property between the world’s top two smartphone makers.

Apple and Samsung have been fighting patent battles for years and across many countries.

Two years ago, a separate jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $930m after finding it had used Apple technology.

That verdict is still being challenged by Samsung.





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