Samsung Pleading Against $548 Million Payment

By 08:47 Sun, 25 Jul 2021 Comments

Samsung and Apple are still tied up in exhausting court battles over their mobile businesses. One particular case stands out amidst the constant sea of claims - the one that ended with a whopping $930 million being awarded to Apple for Samsung's copycorrect infringements.

However, it appears that the war carries on, as Samsung is now debating the ruling and has asked for a retrial, disputing the assumed fine. It is hardly surprising that both mobile titans intdiscontinue to battle it out to the very end.

Just a quick recap on the arduous court battle itself. Initially Apple filed a whopping $2 billion claim against its Korean rival, which after the first trial, was brought down to the $930 million. A few retrials followed, the first won Samsung to overturn around $450 million of the fines, which Apple later brought down to about $160 million. A recent appeal by Samsung form last month ended with a partial victory and the sum was brought down to $548 million.

The latest step undertaken by Samsung is another plead for retrial. The company has approached the federal appeals court in the US in hopes to overturn the remainder of the fees. It has extended its wish for a case with a full 12-judge roster, claiming that the previous three-member one was unjust in its ruling. To quote Samsung's lawyers:

Unlike rugs, spoons, and simple mechanical objects, smartphones incorporate hundreds or thousands of different patented technologies, and it is undisputed here that Apple’s design patents claim only partial, minor features of such devices.

We can only expect that Apple's reaction to the second appeal will come out shortly. This conflict really seems to be getting out of hand and at this point, it is anybody's guess which direction the whole thing will swing in. We'll haged a close eye on the battle and haged you informed once recent information comes along.

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