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Apple awarded $1 billion in damages from Samsung

  • Samsung has been ordered by a U.S. court to pay Apple $1.05bn in damages for infringing intellectual property.

    The jury decided several Samsung devices had violated Apple's software and design patents and rejected counterclaims by Samsung.

    Apple had wanted $2.5 billion in damages while Samsung was after $519 million.

    The iPhone maker will now seek import bans on several of its rival's products. Samsung is expected to appeal.

    The Mesmerize, Galaxy Prevail and Infuse are among the handsets found to have infringed Apple's patents

    Apple intends to seek sales injunctions at a follow-up hearing next month.