Apple and Samsung Settle After Fighting Seven Years in Court

Apple and Samsung Settle After Fighting Seven Years in Court

While Apple scored a major public relations victory with an initial US$1 billion verdict in 2012, Samsung also obtained rulings in its favour and avoided an injunction that would have blocked it from selling phones in the United States market, Risch said.

KitGuru Says: Given that Apple and Samsung ended the rest of its legal battles in 2014, this marks the end of the ongoing conflict between the two companies.

Samsung appealed part of that award, taking its case all the way to the Supreme Court, arguing that damages should be limited since patent infringement involved only certain features.

Marking an end to one of the more high-profile tech disputes of our time, Apple and Samsung earlier today settled their ongoing patent dispute that raged on unabated for seven years.

Last month, a California jury determined that the size of the reward should be $539 million, a decision that raised objections from Samsung. In the period since the lawsuits started, the gap in market share between the two providers had narrowed, as Apple grows and Samsung's leading position reduces. Terms of the settlement, filed in court papers before U.S. District Judge LUCY KO, were not disclosed.

On Wednesday, according to court documents filed, the two smartphone manufacturing giants made a decision to settle the case. Meanwhile, Samsung has yet to comment on the reports.

Apple had sought more than $2bn in damages from its South Korean competitor.

As previously reported "FACTS", the trial began in 2011 when Apple accused Samsung that it infringed the intellectual property of the company, including patents and trademarks.

"We believe deeply in the value of design", Apple said recently, "and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers". But the case has had a lasting impact on United States patent law. Samsung overtook Apple to become the world's No. 1 smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2011 - four years after Apple came up with the world's first smartphone.

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