Apple loses attempt to triple Samsung’s $1bn patent charge

APPLE has seen its request to increase its rival Samsung’s $1.05bn (£665m) copyright fine rejected in US courts.

The Korean company was ordered to pay Apple the sum in August after it was found to have used patented iPhone designs in its Galaxy handsets. Apple had attempted to up the fine, claiming Samsung purposefully infringed the patents. A verdict in Apple’s favour could have seen the damages tripled, but a New York judge shot down the claims.

However, Samsung lost an attempt to have the original trial reheld. The legal duels between the two are set to continue, with more cases scheduled for 2014.