Samsung has won its patent infringement lawsuit against a number of companies, including Taiwanese laptop maker Compal Electronics.

Compal was ordered by a Californian court to pay $9 million to Samsung to cover lost sales in the US market between April 1999 and March 2002. It said it would appeal the ruling.

Compal is arguing that Samsung did not offer sufficient evidence to justify its infringement claim. It also said however that it would continue negotiations with Samsung in an effort to agree out of court.

The case covered six patents and was aimed at eleven companies. Compal said the court took issue with only one of the patents in its case. Compal is the second largest contract manufacturer laptop computers in the world.

Original reporting by IDG News Service