The Court Reinstates Apple’s $120 Million Patent Win Over Samsung

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In the Apple vs Samsung patent sage, the federal court is awarding Apple close to $120 million in patent infringements against Samsung.

According to Apple, Samsung had infringed on Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent and its quick links patent. For those who aren’t too familiar with quick links, this allows for phone numbers and addresses to turn into links.

In an 8-3 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided that a three-judge panel was wrong for tossing out the $120 million win in February. The full panel of judges said that the three judges acted incorrectly by introducing information that wasn’t in the first trail and ruled on issues that were never brought up on appeal.

Next week, the two tech companies will head to the Supreme Court over part of the ruling that covers nearly $400 million in damages that Samsung says was wrongly awarded to Apple. Apple says that Samsung has copied the look of the iPhone and is trying to avoid paying for the design-patent that was infringed.

Source info: The Verge