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Jury Awards Apple $290M in Patent Retrial Against Samsung

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A U.S. jury on Thursday awarded Apple Inc (AAPL) $290.45 million in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the latest battle in global patent litigation between the two mobile giants.

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The verdict was announced in a San Jose, California, federal court. Apple had requested $379.8 million, while Samsung argued that it should have to pay $52.7 million.

Representatives for Apple and Samsung could not immediately be reached after the verdict was announced.

Apple and Samsung have been fighting in the courts for over two years. Last year, Apple was awarded over $1 billion after it convinced a jury that Samsung copied various iPhone features - like using fingers to pinch and zoom on the screen - along with design touches like the phone's flat, black glass screen.

In March U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh upheld about $600 million of that verdict but ordered a retrial on the rest, ruling that the previous jury had made some errors in its calculations.

Samsung manufactures phones that use the Android operating system, which is developed by Google.

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The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Apple Inc vs. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, 11-1846.

(Reporting by Gerry Shih; Writing by Dan Levine; Editing by Gary Hill and Phil Berlowitz)