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Samsung ordered to pay Apple $US120m for patent infringements

A US court has ordered Samsung to pay fellow smartphone maker Apple $US119.6m ($129m) for the infringements of two Apple patents.

Reuters reports that, despite the ordered payment, the verdict is seen as a loss for Apple.

Apple had accussed Samsung of violating patents such as universal search. The jury found that Samsung infringed two of Apple’s patents and prior to the trial the judge ruled that another patent was also infringed.

However, Apple is also seeking monetary damages of more than $US2 billion ($2.2 billion) as well as a ban on the sale of some Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S III.

Legal experts believe that such a ban is unlikely. US District Judge Lucy Koh who presided in the trial will make the final decision.

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