The Apple vs Samsung iPhone-copying lawsuit is finally over
28 June, 2018, 14:45 | Author: Camille Rivera
The two sides mercifully signalled a truce this week in a filing to the US Northern District Court of Lucy Koh, the US District Court judge unfortunate enough to have presided over the entire seven-year legal ordeal.
Smartphone rivals Samsung and Apple have been locked in a vicious court battle over allegedly stolen patents. How much, if anything, Samsung must pay Apple under Wednesday's settlement could not immediately be learned. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the court filing.
"This case has always been about more than money", the statement read.
"We believe deeply in the value of design", Apple said recently, "and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers".
The case dates back to 2011, when Apple, under the direction Steve Jobs, vowed to launch the legal equivalent of "thermonuclear war" against Samsung and other Android phone vendors Apple was convinced were ripping off designs it had patented for the iPhone.
In 2012, a United States jury awarded California-based Apple $1.05bn in damages for the copied features, which included design elements like the screen that displays icons in a grid. It was ordered to pay the U.S. tech giant more than $1 billion for infringing on three of Apple's design patents related to mobile devices - the quick links to phone numbers, the slide-to-unlock feature and the auto-correct function.
The three design patents in the case apply to the shape of the iPhone's black screen with rounded edges and a bezel, and the rows of colorful icons displayed.
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses Parliament in Wellington , New Zealand. Jacinda Ardern has cancelled a planned Friday media appearance with her newborn daughter after a rough first night as a mum.
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