Apple wins $120M from jury in Samsung dispute, far short of $2B it sought

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL) was awarded only $120M in damages from Samsung (SSNLF) late Friday by a federal jury, far short of the ~$2B it had sought and a major disappointment in its mobile smartphone patent litigation.

Though the verdict would appear large by normal standards, it is widely seen as a victory for Samsung: "The amount is less than 10% of the amount Apple requested, and probably doesn’t surpass by too much the amount Apple spent litigating this case," says one legal analyst.

The jury rejected Apple’s claim on the patent that enables updating of applications while other features of the phone are in use; Apple also lost its claim over a patent that allows a user to perform a universal search for information with a single click.