Supreme Court Refuses to Review Samsung’s $120 Million Fine to Apple

Posted by at 3:19 pm on November 6, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today said it will not review an appeal made by Samsung to overturn a $120 million fine owed to Apple for violating the latter’s patented technology.

In May 2014, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s slide-to-unlock, autocorrect, and quick link patents. Later, a three-judge panel reversed the decision and said Samsung didn’t owe Apple damages. In October 2016, that decision was reversed by a higher court because the smaller panel didn’t follow the proper guidelines in reviewing the case.

Samsung hoped appealing directly to the Supreme Court would negate the reward. By refusing to hear the case, the Supreme Court in effect allowed the lower ruling — and $120 million in damages — to stand. Apple and Samsung have been battling in court over patents for years.

This case is separate from a 2011 case that was just ordered back to court over $399 million in damages Samsung owns Apple for violating its design patents.

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