Apple And Samsung Settle Longstanding Patent Dispute

Apple And Samsung Settle Longstanding Patent Dispute

Apple And Samsung Settle Longstanding Patent Dispute

The U.S. company earlier claimed Samsung violated its designs, such as a "black rectangular front face with rounded corners", a "rectangular front face with rounded corners and a raised rim" and a "grid of 16 colorful icons on a black screen".

How much, if anything, Samsung must now pay Apple under Wednesday's settlement could not immediately be learned.

Even so, Carrier added that Samsung and Apple "likely realized that it was time to move on". Both companies declined to comment to the press. That's when Apple sued Samsung for allegedly copying the design of the iPhone in the creation of its own line of smartphones.

Apple triumphed on paper but it was deficient in its goal to acquire a fierce benefit over Samsung and other phone makers in succession of lawsuits against them said Mr. Love and Michael A. Carrier, a professor at Rutgers Law School who studies patent law.


A year later, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider the $399 million in damages in a unanimous opinion that damages for design patent infringement can be based only on the part of the device that infringed the patent, not on the entire product.

In May, a USA jury awarded Apple US$539 million, after Samsung had previously paid Apple US$399 million to compensate for patent infringement - Samsung would need to make an additional payment to Apple of almost US$140 million if the verdict was upheld. Instead the jury set the award at $539 million. But now, with this latest news, all the remaning claims and counterclaims will have to be dismissed with prejudice.

In the famous biography of Jobs by author Walter Isaacson, Jobs said he was ready to destroy Android as he believed it was stolen from the iPhone, according to Gizmodo. 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. 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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