Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Apple wins $120 million from Samsung in slide-to-unlock patent battle

Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal of patent loss to Apple The US Supreme Court Outright Rejects Samsung's appeal of Patent Loss to Apple
Cecilia Poole | 08 November, 2017, 00:45

Samsung, a company that has eaten away Apple's once-dominant market share in the smartphone market, argued that several Apple patents covered technology that's too trivial to be patented.

A jury awarded Apple $120 million and Samsung $160,000 in May 2014 but the case has been bouncing through the appeals system for the past three years.

The companies have battled in close to a dozen countries, with each accusing the other of infringing on various patents related to their flagship smartphone and tablet products. That amount excluded another $382 million in damages for allegations that Samsung copied Apple's packaging materials.

What's All The Hoopla About?

The jury found all accused Samsung devices in infringement of Apple's '647 data detectors patent and partial infringement on the '721 patent for "slide-to-unlock" functionality. In all, Apple had filed complaint for violation of 5 patents, but were awarded damages in three of them. Samsung appealed the decision in the US Supreme Court stating that the Federal Circuit didn't hear the complete story before giving the verdict against it.

But here's the amusing part: all the original phones involved in the battle have already been phased out of protection.

But that won't lessen Samsung's pain of the $120 million payout. The awards were overturned in February 2016 but 11 judges on the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. reinstated them in October 2016.

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 responded or commented so far. This is one of the numerous cases concerning Apple and Samsung since 2011.

Notably, Samsung has manufactured the screens of Apple's iPhone X for its AMOLED display.

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