Last Updated 03 | 05 | 2014 at 10:58

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Samsung to pay Apple $119.6m

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Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (86.4m euros) to Apple by a jury in California for infringing two of its patents.

The verdict was delivered in a federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two technology giants.

Apple had initially filed for $2bn at the trial, accusing Samsung of breaching patents on smartphone features which included functions such as “slide to unlock” on its home screen.

The court also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung's patents and awarded $158,000 in damages.

Samsung denied these accusations and retariated with a $6m lawsuit arguing Apple had infringed two of its smartphone patents related to camera use and video transmission.

"Though this verdict is large by normal standards, it is hard to view this outcome as much of a victory for Apple,'' said Brian Love, a Santa Clara University law professor.

"This 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.''

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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