NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

shares gained almost 2% in after-hours trading Friday as investors responded to the tech giant's

victory

over

Samsung

in a patent infringement case.

A jury in San Jose, Calif. awarded Apple

$1.05 billion

in the closely-watched case, ruling that the Korean phone giant had "willfully" infringed a number of "valid" Apple iPhone patents.

The landmark case could have

major implications

on the technology landscape, bolstering Apple's confidence in the ongoing tech patent wars.

Apple shares, which hit a new all-time high of $674.88 earlier this week, rose 1.8% to $674.95 in extended trading on Friday.

The ruling is likely to be appealed by Samsung.

Shares of

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

, which makes the Android operating system used on many of Samsung's phones, dipped 0.8% to $673.

-- Written by James Rogers in New York.

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