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Apple Wins Battle with Samsung

Late Friday, a California jury sided with Apple and found that Samsung violated multiple patents owned by Apple. Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a bitter patent legal battle since 2011 with each side arguing patent infringement.

From a Samsung product perspective, the jury found that multiple Samsung smartphone devices – including the Captivate, Continuum, Epic 4G, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Nexus – infringe on Apple's patents. Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet devices were not found to be in violation of Apple's patents.

In total, the jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages, less than half the $2.5 billion that Apple originally sought.

Not surprisingly, Apple is happy with the jury verdict.

Read the full story at Datamation:
After Apple's Patent Win Over Samsung, Is Google Next?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.