Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has told the firm's employees that its notable victory against Samsung in court on Friday was about "values" and not about "patents or money".
In a widely reported internal memo to employees, Cook said the decision by the jury was a vindication of Apple's "reluctant" decision to bring legal proceedings against Samsung to protect its design and intellectual property rights.
"Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung's copying went far deeper than we knew," he said.
"The jury has now spoken. We applaud them for finding Samsung's behaviour wilful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right."
In the memo, entitled "An important day for Apple", Cook went on to explain that the ruling underlined the firm's commitment to "originality and innovation".
"[We] pour our lives into making the best products on earth. And we do this to delight our customers, not for competitors to flagrantly copy," he continued.
"We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it."
The jury's decision also saw Apple awarded damages of around $1bn, although Samsung is almost certain to appeal the ruling.
The two firms are also embroiled in numerous other legal disputes in other locations, as the dispute between the two firm's appears to have no end in sight.
Some parts of Atacama have not received rainfall for 500 years - but a sudden deluge of water upset the Desert's delicate biological balance
Spitzer Space Telescope could not spot Oumuamua, suggesting that it is actually pretty small
Greenland crater one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth
This long-sought progenitor star was identified in an image captured by Hubble in 2007