Supreme Court orders Samsung to pay USD 120 million to Apple
Date: 2017-11-07   Author: Sunil Hebbalkar  Category: #news

After years of combing through strenuous legal battles, Apple has finally won the judiciary case against Samsung. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined Samsung’s appeals of lower court ruling and another long-term dispute related to patent infringement among the top two smartphone makers. Nearly marking an end to the long-standing battle, the Supreme Court has ordered Samsung to pay USD 120 million to Apple.

Reports cite that the case revolved primarily around the slide-to-unlock and other features of smartphones, which had been patented by Apple, and encroached upon by Samsung. Earlier, Samsung was ordered to pay USD 1 billion to Apple, but the case was recalled for a new trial with regards to issues related to the amount to be paid.

Initially, in 2016, the Jury awarded USD 119.6 million to Apple, even as the California based iPhone maker was looking forward to claim USD 2.2 billion from the South Korean electronics giant. The appeals panel of Samsung has objected over the decision of court, but full appellate panel recalled the same decision by a vote of 8-3.

Samsung had apparently stated that the patented advancements in smartphone features were obvious and not eligible for legal protection. In addition, the company has added that many other companies believed that court has to hear the case once again to reestablish significant standards and avoid the unfair use of patent system.

Samsung and Apple have been significantly engaged in a quarrel since a considerably long while now, accusing each other regarding patent infringements about their tablets and smartphone products. In 2014, it was reported that both the smartphone makers had decided to drop out all the disputes outside the U.S. related to patents, however, the recent suit depicts that the battle is still likely to continue, according to experts.



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Sunil currently works as an associate content writer at AlgosOnline. A Post graduate mechanical design engineer by qualification, he worked as an intern at the defense lab for one year in the engine design and development department before switching his professional g...

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