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Apple wins patent infringement case over Samsung

Apple wins patent infringement case over Samsung

Apple and Samsung's history extends outside of the courts, too.

Anyway, as per the court ruling, Samsung was found to have infringed upon both these patents and is now liable to pay more than $120 million in damages to Apple.

Almost after three years, the legal tussle between Apple and Samsung regarding infringement of patents linked to slide-to-unlock, quick links, and autocorrect features has come to an end.

Not satisfied with the verdict, Samsung took the issue to higher courts and since then, it has been battling Apple and finally ended up at the doors of the US Supreme Court this year.

This is just one of many lawsuits that Samsung and Apple are fighting in lower courts across the USA - the prominent one being the iPhone design patent infringement. And after three years of back and forth, the US Supreme Court has now finally laid the matter to rest - declaring Apple as victorious.

The case centered around Apple's familiar slide-to-unlock patent as well as autocorrect and quick links, which turn information such as phone numbers into links.

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Apple had sought some $2.2 billion at trial, only to have a jury award the California-based company $119.6 million.

In a statement, Samsung expressed about not being too satisfied with the decision: "Our argument was supported by many who believed that the Court should hear the case to reinstate open standards that promote innovation and prevent abuse of the patent system".

Samsung and Apple agreed in 2014 to drop all patent disputes outside the United States, marking a partial ceasefire in a seemingly relentless legal war between the world's two tech giants. That amount excluded another $382 million in damages for allegations that Samsung copied Apple's packaging materials.

The company also said the ruling would let Apple "unjustly profit" from an invalid patent. Most of the judges were in favour of Apple in October 2016.

Apple has not responded or commented so far.


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