The legal war between Apple and Samsung is finally over.
After being warred in the courtroom for more than seven years, both parties finally agreed to a settlement that will terminate all remaining claims and counterclaims.
Apple received $ 539 milli in damages from a jury earlier this year after it was found that Samsung violated its design patents. The case began in the beginning in 2011. Apple was originally awarded $ 1 billi in damages, but a series of appeals pushed the decisi to the Supreme Court .
How much Samsung agreed to pay Apple was not disclosed. The case revolved around a number of patent design and utility of the iPhone and its software that Samsung has copied to its Android phes.
Here is the official statement of the court:
"Plaintiff Apple Inc. and Samsung Electrics Defendants Co., Ltd., Samsung Electrics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunicatis America, LLC would like to inform the Court that they have agreed aband and settle their remaining claims and counterclaims in this case.
IT IS STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the parties and subject to the approval of the Court, that under the Federal Rules of 41 (a) and 41 (c), all other claims and counterclaims in this acti are dismissed with prejudice, to the extent that they are still pending, and all parties shall bear the fees and expenses of their respective claims. own lawyers. "
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