05:53 13 November 2013
Apple has sued Samsung for infringing patents and in August 2012, the South Korean firm, was found guilty of infringing not just one but six Apple patents. Apple was awarded $1bn (£626m) in damages, which is considered one of the largest payouts of its kind on record and this is just one of the many patent cases that the two companies are fighting in courtrooms across the world.
In March 2013, Judge Lucy Koh said that the original jury in the court of California had incorrectly calculated part of the damages. Of the $1bn supposed payout, he ordered that the remaining $450m be reassessed.
Apple had originally sued Samsung for $2.5billion in damages.
After the decision was handed down, Apple said it applauded the court "for finding Samsung's behaviour wilful and for sending a loud clear message that stealing isn't right.”
Meanwhile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, recently told BBC that sharing good technology could be the way to go further. He said: "There are good things I see on Samsung phones that I wish were in my iPhone; I wish Apple would use them, and could use them, and I don't know if Samsung would stop us.
"I wish everybody just did a lot of cross-licensing and sharing the good technology; all our products would be better, we'd go further.
"I do kind of wish they were more compatible."
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