The Apple vs. Samsung case has to deal with both of them using each other’s designs multiple times and getting the court involved. Both Apple and Samsung have accused each other of copyrighted features. Korea based Samsung is the world’s largest market around the world and they want to keep it that way. Although Apple may be the biggest smartphone in the United States, Samsung is still the more popular one based on the entire world.
- Apple and Samsung have been fighting with each other about designs since 2010.
- In 2011 Apple sues Samsung, Apple claimed infringement of patents, trademarks, user interface, and style. After this Samsung countersues Apple and claims infringement of mobile communications patents.
- In 2012 the Jury finally had a verdict; Apple was awarded $1.05 billion and Samsung won no money.
- In the second trial, Samsung won $160,000 but Apple still won more with $120 million.
- In 2015 Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548.
- Many of Apple’s patents were deemed “obvious” by the Supreme Court. This is a term to refer to ideas that are undeserving of patents.
- A federal judge reduced the amount that Samsung had to pay Apple by $450 million.
- The Supreme Court ruled that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s design patents.
- Apple was obviously upset with this decision and they are urging lower courts to enforce that “stealing isn’t right”
- “Even if the patented features contributed 1% of the value of Samsung’s phones, Apple gets 100% of Samsung’s profits,” Samsung said in its original appeals filing.
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