FILE PHOTO: WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble -/File Photo
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Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years.The jury has been asked to determine whether design features at issue in the case are worth all profit made from Samsung smartphones that copied them or whether those features are worth just a fraction because they are components.Determining whether the design features qualify as the "article of manufacture" will be key to whether jurors award the profit from all the Samsung phones involved, according to legal standards presented by the court.Justices ruled Samsung should not be required to forfeit the entire profits from its smartphones for infringement on design components, sending the case back to a lower court.The case is one element of a $548 million penalty – knocked down from an original $1 billion jury award – Samsung was ordered to pay for copying iPhone patents.
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