Apple won $539 million from Samsung in a patent lawsuit -- an amount that's barely noticeable against Apple's net profits

The $US539 million that Apple won in its patent infringement case against Samsung is fairly insignificant compared to the some $US300 billion of profit Apple has made in the years since it filed the suit in 2011. The money is nice, but for Apple, the real victory probably comes from the principle of the thing.

As this chart from Statista shows, the money that the Cupertino-based company was awarded is hardly enough to even register on Apple’s radar – it’s actually less than Apple’s net profit has been in any given quarter since April 2011.

Chart of the DayJenny Cheng/Business Insider

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