On Thursday, Apple filed its argument with the Supreme Court, writing that the Court has no business getting involved in the case. While Apple has already been paid $548 million by its rival, if the verdict is overturned Samsung will get its money back. Apple says that the method for awarding damages for infringing on design patents has been settled on for a long time and that it is not an issue that requires the Supreme Court to intervene.
Google, Facebook, Dell and HP have submitted amicus briefs on behalf of Sammy. And had Apple not been involved as the plaintiff in the case, it too might have been eager to join Samsung's clarion call for patent reform. After all, Apple itself must pay $625 million to VirnetX after a jury ruled that Apple had infringed on the company's VPN patent with its Face Time video chat. After the jury ruled in favor of VirnetX earlier this week, Apple said "We are surprised and disappointed by the verdict. Cases like this simply reinforce the desperate need for patent reform."
Check out the Supreme Court filings from both Samsung and Apple, which are embedded below.
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