In a retrial of the ongoing lawsuit from Apple that alleged Samsung took its patented designs for its own products several generations of phones ago, the court awarded Apple just shy of $539 million in damages.
Apple may not need to pay $533 million to Smartflash over supposed patent violations, as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated two of the relevant patents, following the previous invalidation of the third.
Patent troll VirnetX is seeking $532 million from Apple over infringement of intellectual property. The company holds several patents relating to secure communications over virtual private networks, and is claiming that Apple used its technology in FaceTime and iMessage without its permission.
Samsung has agreed to settle with Apple to the tune of $548 million. The companies have been locked in a patent battle, which has resulted in Samsung making arrangements with Apple to settle the case and pay up damages.