Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Technology | By Nina Perez

Apple, Samsung Finally Settle Patent Dispute

Apple, Samsung Finally Settle Patent Dispute

Samsung appealed part of that award, taking its case all the way to the Supreme Court, arguing that damages should be limited since patent infringement involved only certain features.

The settlement comes weeks after a USA jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $539 million in damages for copying features of the original iPhone.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stripped another $382 million from that, saying the iPhone's appearance could not be protected through trademarks, to $548 million in December 2015. The settlement follows a damages retrial in which Apple won a $539 million jury award in May.

Samsung, however, declined to comment.

An Apple statement in May said the company believes "deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers".

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Late yesterday Apple and Samsung settled their seven year patent battle without details of the final settlement.

Samsung counter-sued with its own claims of patent infringement.

The news, which was reported first by Bloomberg, reveals that LG Display will initially supply between two to four million OLED screens to Apple, and these screens will be used in one new iPhone model in 2018, reportedly the much-rumoured 6.5-inch edition, before then being adopted in even greater number in 2019. But the case has had a lasting impact on USA patent law.

"Plaintiff Apple Inc. and Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC would like to inform the Court that they have agreed to drop and settle their remaining claims and counterclaims in this matter", the court document says.

"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong", Jobs said in the book. Adjacent to a decade of lawsuit hundreds of millions of dollars depleted on lawyers and as the day concluded no products went off the market.

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