Apple, Samsung settle US patent dispute

Pauline Obrien
June 28, 2018

At the time, Apple alleged - in multiple individual patent suits - that Samsung copied the iPhone with their devices.

Apple was awarded $539 million in damages by a jury earlier this year after it was found that Samsung violated its design patents. We aren't sure if more money will be owed now that the two have settled, but I expect those details will be released sooner or later.

The court filing document, which is available online, states that the plaintiff Apple and defendant Samsung "have agreed to drop and settle their remaining claims and counterclaims in this matter".

In Supreme Court pick, Trump can push conservative social agenda
Contentious confirmation hearings in the Senate delayed his confirmation until 2006. Senate, where his fellow Republicans have a narrow majority.

The patent dispute between Apple and Samsung is by far the most publicised and most expensive legal dispute of the tech world.

The settlement asks that all claims in the case be dismissed with prejudice (meaning they could not be re-filed) and that both companies pay their own legal fees.

Apple delivered the following statement last May when the case was first ruled on, and it referred The Verge to that statement once more. Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with iPhone and it is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design.

Protests, facility visits planned this weekend amid immigration confusion
Sanders tweeted Friday: "It's shameful that dems and the media exploited this photo of a little girl to push their agenda". Undocumented immigrant families are released from detention at a bus depot in McAllen, Texas , US, June 22, 2018 .

Are you relieved this is the end of the Samsung vs Apple patent war?

In 2012, a U.S. 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. When the case finally went to trial in 2012, Apple emerged victorious, with a jury awarding Apple $1 billion in damages. "We believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers", Apple wrote. It was ordered to pay the USA 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.

Colombia prepares for must-win battle against Poland
While Poland had ball possession, they were never able to do anything because of the shape and organisation of the Senegalese. Sadio Mané is the standout for Senegal , and their physical defence may thwart the Japanese strike-force.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER