n Friday, Apple won its closely watched patent case against Samsung, with a jury ordering Samsung to pay $1 billion in damages for copying Apple's products. In what has been described as the patent trial of the century, Apple charged that the South Korean company had copied design features of the iPhone to make its own popular line of smartphones, which use Google's Android operating system. The verdict is expected to reverberate throughout the tech world, solidifying Apple's ownership of a smartphone design that has become something of an industry standard. In a further blow to Samsung, the jury rejected a counter-suit that accused Apple of robbing Samsung's patents.
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