samsung_versus_apple

A specific Apple vs Samsung case to do with some software patents (including slide-to-unlock, if you remember that one) ended up with Samsung having to pay $120 million to Apple. But an appeals court overturned that decision, saying two patents were invalid and one was not infringed upon.

Though this isn’t the main case where Samsung had to pay $548 million to Apple (that’s being appealed, too), it’s still a win for Samsung. The slide-to-unlock and autocorrect patents were invalidated, while the quick links patent is valid but Samsung was shown not to have infringed on it. The court also ruled that Apple infringed on one of Samsung’s patents, and Apple will have to pay the large sum of $158,400 to Samsung. We know, disastrous.

We’ll have to wait and see how the initial ruling turns out, but for now, the court battles rage on.

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