- Apple accused Samsung of having plagiarized part of its movable components.
- The Court considered that the South Korean company should not pay benefits because the alleged plagiarism only responds to a very small part of devices.
- The U.S. Appeals Court holds that Samsung violated Apple patents.
- Apple claims 545 million euros more to Samsung by damage the identity of the iPhone.
- Samsung must pay $ 290 million to Apple for patent war.
the Court Supreme of United States ruled Tuesday in favor of the company Samsung exempting the South Korean company pay 399 million dollars to Apple American who accused it of having plagiarized part of his mobile phone components.
The judges rejected the demand for Apple, he claimed that Samsung had obtained benefits by copying parts of the design patented their Iphones, but the Court considered that the South Korean company should not pay the profits of their eleven phone models because the alleged plagiarism only responds to a very small part of devices.
The case now returns to the lower jurisdiction to continue with the dispute. The South Korean Samsung and the American Apple, based in Cupertino (California), maintain a judicial battle by patents in mobile phones that has led them by courts around the world and made them spend millions of dollars from 2011.
Judicial battle from 2012
the Apple company sued Samsung in 2011 by him plagiarized the appearance of their mobile devices and, in 2012, a federal jury gave the reason Apple, to ensure that his rival had copied him design some devices to bring to market models as the Galaxy S II.
Samsung is accused of having stolen three patented features: rounded corners of the iPhone appearance, the design of the bezel that holds the screen to the rest of the phone and the disposition of the colorful icons of the applications on the phone screen. As a result of the dispute, a court ordered Samsung to pay Apple compensation of about one billion in the beginning.
Samsung already paid to Apple more than 548 million dollars in December 2015 and it is now trying to that Supreme Court allows you to avoid paying the others close to 400 million dollars, which is the sum of the benefits that got the South Korean with company 11 models of cell phones supposedly similar to the Apple’s.
The fine against Samsung was stipulated in 2012 by a jury, a form with which citizens administer justice and which today questioned some judges of the Supreme Court to doubt that it is the best form to settle a case so technical and focused on designing mobile phones .
In 120 years the Supreme Court has not studied a case of patents, and the last time it did so was in the 1870’s to mediate in a dispute over the design of the handles of the spoons.