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Supreme Court sides with Apple in $120M patent battle against Samsung

08 November 2017, 12:46 | Harold Aguilar

US Supreme Court denied Samsung's appeal against Apple. CNET

US Supreme Court denied Samsung's appeal against Apple.                  CNET

One of the two long-running patent disputes between Samsung Electronics and Apple ended Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Samsung's appeal of a case that was first decided in 2014.

The decision by the Supreme Court to let a lower court's decision stand - leaves Samsung with a substantially high price fine.

There are actually 2 big patent showdowns going on between Apple and Samsung. On the current iOS, people either use Touch ID, Face ID or double tap the Home button to bring up the password screen.

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.


Apple claimed that Samsung had infringed on its patent by copying the feature in their Galaxy S lineup of phones. Since then, Samsung has filed multiple appeals against the judgment and briefly succeeded in getting the decision overturned before it was later reinstated. It is also worth noting that out of the three patents, the patent for "quick-links" feature, which turned phone numbers and addresses into clickable links, accounted for more than 80% of total damages, which is almost $100m.

Samsung said in a statement its argument was supported "by many who believed that the court should hear the case to reinstate fair standards that promote innovation and prevent abuse of the patent system". This latest ruling is just one of the many cases that Apple and Samsung are fighting out.

The company also said that even though one of the patent's involved in the case has been invalidated by the courts, "today's decision allows Apple to unjustly profit from this patent, stunts innovation and places competition in the courtroom rather than the marketplace". It's done better here than in its other patent battle concerning the design of the iPhone.

Apple has yet to respond to requests for comment.



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