Apple Wins $119.6M in Slide-to-Unlock Patent Battle Over Samsung

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In return, Samsung had filed a case against Apple for unauthorised use of its intellectual property in nine products in iPhones and iPads categories for a meagre $6.2 million.

Following weeks of testimony and three days of deliberations, the eight-member jury reached a decision awarding Apple $119,625,000 on three infringed patents and Samsung $158,400 on one patent.

The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a $120 million patent award Samsung was ordered to pay Apple in the latest ruling in a series of legal skirmishes between the top two smartphone makers.

The original verdict on the case, which came in 2014, required Samsung to pay Apple a sum equal to $120m (£91m) for infringing the three patents in question.

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. Apple argued that there was nothing "novel or important" in Samsung's additional data regarding the case. Those included slide-to-unlock, autocorrect and quick links, which automatically turn information like addresses and phone numbers into links.

"Our 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". That amount excluded another $382 million in damages for allegations that Samsung copied Apple's packaging materials.

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".

Apple has not yet commented on the matter. Last month a United States district court judge ordered a retrial to ascertain the amount Samsung owes Apple for contravening three iPhone 3Gs patent.

Although 120 million Dollars sounds pretty impressive, it is just a fraction of the total USD 2 billion demanded by Apple's lawyers from Samsung for the infringement.

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