Apple damages could be tripled by US judge

$1 billion fine could rise after jury found Samsung made wilful patent infringements

Apple could be in line for as much as $3 billion from Samsung, tripling the initial $1 billion awarded by a US court late on Friday, UK time.

Judge Lucy Koh, who has been presiding over the case in San Jose, California, will have to decide in the coming weeks whether to up the amount of damages that Samsung must pay Apple. This is because fines imposed over so-called wilful infringements can be tripled under US law.

It comes as Apple also lines up injunctions against Samsung in the US, attempting to prevent the sale of Galaxy products which breach its patents. Samsung’s appeal against the ruling is expected to be filed shortly.

Via The Guardian

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