Thanks to Supreme Court ruling, Apple v. Samsung patent suit is re-opened in the Court of Appeals

Thanks to Supreme Court ruling, Apple v. Samsung patent suit is re-opened in the Court of Appeals
Last month, the Supreme Court unanimously decided in favor of Samsung and overturned an Appeals Court ruling that resulted in Apple receiving $399 million from Samsung. Apple had originally been awarded $1 billion in August 2012 as the result of a jury deciding that Samsung had infringed on Apple's patents. But over the years, the courts and even the judge had wacked away at the damages until Samsung wrote a check to Apple for $399 million.

Still, Samsung continued to appeal the decision until the case was deemed worthy of a Supreme Court review. At issue was whether a company like Samsung has to turn over all of the profits it made selling a device if the patent it infringed on covers just components, and not the total design of a product. Samsung said that it shouldn't have to pay $399 million to use rounded corners, bezels and an icon grid.

The ruling by the Supreme Court demanded that the case be remanded to the Court of Appeals, which means that the case is now officially re-opened. With the Supreme Court ruling, the Appeals Court can no longer hit Sammy with a bill covering total sales of the devices that were found to have infringed on the Apple iPhone. At the end of these proceedings, Samsung will be hit with an award against it which should come in lower than $399 million. Considering that Apple has already received a $399 million check from Samsung, the latter just might be getting a partial refund from its rival


source: AppleInsider

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49 Comments

1. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It was not about money. It was, Apple with help of the US court, to hit badly the Samsung's image. Even if Samsung don't pay single $ at the end- the job was done brilliantly. Who cares now. Too late for Samsung.

2. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Actually, that was a blessing in disguise for Samsung. This case and the media's coverage helped Samsung promote their devices in a much bigger scale than they could've ever wished. You know, bad publicity is a good publicity. But I agree with the 1st part of your comment, Wall Street didn't want anyone competing with Apple.

7. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I agree that Samsung took the best of this ''bad publicity''. Becoming the biggest Android OEM. But Apple tightened the lines of their own iFans too. Samsung will never win the 'war' if don't take the 'zombie' part of the Words population. And they are still in Apple's possession, no mater if Apple give them next iPhone to be same 4 years old iPhone7S, or omit not only the jack, but the speakers too.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You're kinda bats**t loco with the "zombie" phone war jargon. Go get some pussy......you'll [probably] feel better psychologically.

21. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No ''zombie war'' here.LOL I call ''zombies'' this part of the population that goes blindly for: brands messiahs dictators fashion worship mummies ........................ Such ppl always exist. Sorry And I don't mean all the ppl that use iPhones.

22. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'Such ppl always exist. Sorry' And they are the best buyers! Without them Samsung will never top Apple on profit. And having them Samsung can slow down, and just sell whatever! Those ppl are every company's dream.

42. TerryTerius unregistered

So if you have a thing for fashion, you are automatically a sheep? That is a really weird statement to me.

30. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The spelling in this article is appalling... Check - Cheque? "At issue" should that be "An issue"?... jesus...

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Do not you know that there are borrowed words from French in the official English language? Like "entrepreneur", for example. Cheque is officially used and written that way in English! "At issue" is different from "An issue", either of them is used depending on the context. "At issue was whether a company like Samsung has to turn over all of the profits it made selling a device if the patent it infringed on covers just components," There's nothing wrong in using "At issue" there... Beginning with "An issue" would be wrong. "The issue" is another good beginning of that sentence... beginning with "An issue" is not correct. So, your spelling is the appalling one, not the Author's.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think Samsung should pay. They aren't innocent.

6. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

More innocent in this than Apple, though.

10. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And what difference does it have on your life whether they paid or not? For me, I wouldn't lose a sleep if Samsung was asked to pay 5 billions, but for you, you got your head stuck so deep in Apple's ass to the point that you act and sadly believe you're part of this company.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Majerk I think you need to fill out the butthurt form again because you are seething with anger at the truth.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Pay for what? Please show me what they should pay for. I wish I could pay someone to see your hands behind your back so you can't ever type. You're such a stupid moron!

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Shut up techie.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And Apple should pay the hundreds of millions they've been hit with recently, because they're no more innocent.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And neither is Samsung.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ok, then say it. Apple should pay the over $650 million they've been penalized for stealing.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why should I say it? You're a Samsung apologist as much as you call me an Apple fan.

41. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And that Apple should be held to the same standard they want to impose on Samsung- if they want them entire profit from an offending device, then they should forfeit the entire profit from their offending devices, rather than arguing one in the first car, and the other in the second.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think they should both stop and Samsung to acknowledge that they did copy Apple at first and still do it sometimes.

26. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I think Apple should pay people. Apple is a fraud just like Martin Shkreli.

3. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Wow screw apple.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Screw both of them.

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Why 'both'?? Please explain!

11. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You've been long enough on this site to know why, he attacks both companies on daily basis, most likely a Sony or an HTC fanboy.

34. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well, he might be a Sony or an HTC fanboy. But I still want him to explain. Valid points are always welcome here. Right?

18. Acuratl

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 25, 2016

I can tell u why screw both of them. They don't contribute in the job market in the US. To me company's like apple and Samsung they just milk the cow till its dry. In the other hand overseas they are adding jobs left and right .

32. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"They don't contribute in the job market in the US". FALSE. Samsung has a manufacturing plants in the US, Display and Semiconductor businesses in San Jose, Bay Area, etc... You've no clue about what you're talking about.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I remember having this argument with some dope over a decade ago. He scolded me for buying a Toyota, called mee unamerican for not supporting American jobs. I pointed out to him that Toyota employed more people in the US than Ford, and manufactured more cars here than them.

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