Feb 26 AT 4:25 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Appeals court overturns $120 million judgment in Samsung vs Apple case

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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.

Via: Android Police

Source: Reuters

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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