An eight member jury in San Jose, California has ruled Samsung has once again violated patents owned by Apple and has been ordered to pay the company $119.6 million.
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Judge Lucy Koh has ordered a new trial for many of the products named in the legal fight between Samsung and Apple, which could reduce the $1 billion in damaged that Samsung was ordered to pay.
Analysts believe that Microsoft and its Windows Phone OS could get more attention from smartphone makers in the wake of Samsung losing its US court case to Apple this week.
Samsung may have lost out to Apple pretty much across the board in the courts earlier this week; but the $1 billion dollars they will have to pay may have had a more positive affect than they realize.