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Apple wins $119 million from Samsung in patent dispute

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The battle rages on between Apple and Android.

Despite a jury's awarding Apple $119 million in a patent dispute with Samsung, "it is hard to view this outcome as much of a victory for Apple," Brian Love, a law professor at Santa Clara University, said.

Apple had sought $2.2 billion in the dispute, claiming that Samsung copied certain smartphone features. Instead, a jury awarded the company far less, also determining that Apple had used one of Samsung's patents illegally (Samsung, which sought $6 million, was only awarded $158,400).

Basically, neither company ceded much ground, and the competition for a $330 billion smartphone market worldwide will continue — undoubtedly with plenty more meetings in court.