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Apple awarded $1 billion in patent case vs. Samsung

(Updated 7:38 p.m. Eastern) A federal jury Friday awarded slightly more than $1 billion to Apple in its patent suit against rival Samsung.

The jury said that Samsung had infringed on some of Apple patents.  The panel reached a verdict remarkably fast, faced with sorting through three weeks of testimony and confronted with a complicated jury ballot.

Apple and Samsung together account for 54 percent of the global smartphone market and 90 percent of the profits.

Apple claims Samsung stole key features of its iPhone and iPad -- including the familiar look, with glass screen and rounded corners, and performance features, such as the rubber-band bounce effect at the end of a scroll list and the ability to zoom out by pinching on the screen.

A federal judge has already granted Apple's request to ban U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy ten-point-one tablet, claiming it's too much like the iPad. Apple is also demanding that Samsung pay $2.5 billion dollars for violating its patents.

Judge Lucy Koh gave the jury 100 pages of instructions on Tuesday. The jury worksheet included 20 pages of questions to be answered. They were provided dozens of mobile phones to examine, as well.

In another case on the other side of the world, a panel of judges in Seoul, South Korea, ruled both companies had infringed on each other.

The ruling said the company didn't copy the look and feel of the iPhone, and that Apple infringed on Samsung's wireless technology. But the panel also said Samsung violated Apple technology behind the bounce-back feature when scrolling on touch screens. It ordered both sides to pay limited damages.

The ruling ordered Apple to remove older iPhone and iPad models from store shelves in South Korea.

Below, CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from outside the courtroom following the jury's verdict. He discusses a likely Samsung appeal and notes "This is now full-on war."

NBC News' Pete Williams, Reuters and Associated Press contributed to this report.

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