In a recent legal battle, a Samsung and Apple lawsuit won $1 billion against each other, but the phone manufacturer only received $120 million in damages. Now, Samsung is appealing the case to the Supreme Court. What can consumers do about it? Read on to learn more. In the meantime, the company has issued a public apology. But what is the real reason behind the loss? Samsung and Apple are not the only companies involved in this legal battle. Other major phone manufacturers have also been named as defendants in the case.
Samsung won over $1 billion against apple
The latest twist in the Samsung and Apple lawsuit is a new jury award. After nearly three years of trial, the US jury awarded Samsung over $1 billion in damages, but this figure was reduced by $2.4 million after the jury spent an hour resolving inconsistencies with the juror form. This verdict has sparked a worldwide legal battle. The award comes on top of a similar ruling in South Korea.
According to a post on Instagram, Samsung paid Apple a $1 billion fine in small change. The photo shows a man directing the flow of coins. The post, which is two years old, is based on a hoax that began in 2012. A similar article, which was published on a satirical website, claimed that the two companies had agreed to a settlement. A spokesperson for Apple declined to comment.
Earlier this year, a jury awarded Apple 40 percent of the profits it made from the smartphones. Apple was awarded the rest as damages. The jury also awarded Samsung over $1 billion in lost profits, as the iPhone’s ‘pinch zoom feature is a feature that is patented by both companies. The jury’s award was the result of a three-week trial and may pave the way for the resolution of a global legal feud.
Apple loses $120 million in damages
The ruling in the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit centered on “smartphone wars” between the two tech companies. The two have long disputed their patent rights. Specifically, Apple and Samsung have been arguing over design patents covering the appearance of functional objects. The iPhone, in particular, is covered by design patents owned by Apple. While Apple claims that it owns the design patents, the court ruled that the Samsung Galaxy S II does not.
While the verdict might be disappointing, it should be remembered that the two companies have plenty of cash in their bank accounts to fight this lawsuit. Even if Apple loses the case, the outcome would be only enough to slow down the global adoption of Android. After all, Apple is likely to spend tens of millions of dollars fighting the case. While the $120 million awards would cover Apple’s legal bills, the judgment will have little impact on the iPhone maker’s profits.
The $120 million payouts are largely tied to Apple’s “quick links” patent, which detects specific data within Android apps. The “slide-to-unlock” and “autocorrect” patents account for another $120 million. Lee’s interpretation of the patent was not taken by some judges. The verdict appears to favor Apple, despite Samsung’s previous victories.
Samsung appealed to Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has heard arguments on Apple v. Samsung, a case that centers around the “smartphone wars.” Both companies have long-standing patent disputes. Their dispute focuses on the design and appearance of functional objects. Apple argues that it owns the design patents for the iPhone. It has also appealed a lower court ruling. Apple’s lawsuit is a slap in the face to Apple, as its competitors have long sought to copy it.
In its appeal, Samsung argued that the jury instruction on the design patent damages was a legal error. Apple countered that there was no evidence in the record to support Samsung’s proposed jury instruction. As a result, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the concept of an article of manufacture to exclude Proposed Jury Instruction 42.1. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed with Apple, and the trial court rejected Samsung’s appeal.
The appeal has been filed in the United States Supreme Court. Apple initially filed a lawsuit against Samsung in 2011 alleging that the phone copied the iPhone’s design. The iPhone features a black rectangular front face with rounded corners, a white back screen, and a grid of 16 icons. The jury found in favor of Apple, but the jury’s award was reduced to $399 million in the damages-only retrial.