Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone maker, said Friday that it is planning to appeal against a US jury’s order to pay Apple $290 million in damages. Samsung said in a statement that it would move forward with its post-trial motions and appeals, reports Xinhua. The statement came after the US jury issued a verdict Thursday which orders Samsung to pay the US-based company $290 million in damages for copying key features of its iPhone and iPad devices. Also Read - Apple TV Plus for free: PS5 owners get six months subscription free of cost
“We are disappointed by the decision, which is based in large part on a patent that the US Patent and Trademark Office has recently deemed invalid,” Samsung said. Also Read - This photo shot with iPhone X by an Indian wins iPhone Photography Awards
Samsung requested a suspension of the trial after the US patent agency told Apple that it was planning to invalidate a patent regarding the ‘pinch-to-zoom’ feature, which was at issue during the trial. The judge declined to halt the trial. A third trial was expected to take place in early next year as Apple claimed that Samsung’s newest products copied its patents.