Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119 million

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $119.6m (£71m).

Samsung were forced to pay their Apple rivals, after they were found to have infringed on patented smartphone features.

Despite winning two of five infringement claims, Apple was awarded a fraction of the $2.2bn (£1.3bn) that it originally sought.

The jury ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and Stratosphere devices had copied the ability to call phone numbers included in emails, while other handsets replicated the iPhone’s ‘slide to unlock’ feature and ‘auto complete’ patent, which suggests full-length words after a user has partly typed them.

“Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said.

“We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”

Samsung also sought $6m (£3.5m) in damages frm Apple, but was only awarded $158,400 (£93,861).

The jury will reconvene on Monday (May 5) to decide if one other Samsung device infringes Apple’s auto-complete patent.

Throughout the four week case, both companies presented headline-grabbing evidence, including an email from Steve Jobs waging “holy war with Google” and a private email from Samsung calling Jobs’s death the “best opportunity to attack iPhone”.