Samsung and Apple return to court the iPhone's design

A pple and Samsung are back in court to resume their lg patent battle in San Jose, CA.

Dating back to 2011, the dispute between the two giants of technology began an alleged patent infringement covering the original iPhone. The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Apple in 2012, noting that Samsung has imitated elements of the iPhone's design its Epic, Gem, Captivate and Vibrant devices.

The official verdict determined that Samsung was infringing three of Apple's patents. Rectangular frt face, rounded edges and grid ics a black screen their now abanded phes.

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Today's decisi is however to reevaluate the amount S Amsung must pay Apple for financial damages. Apple received $ 1.5 billi from the jury at the first trial in 2012, but the amount was reduced quickly after errors in the original calculatis.

At a new trial in 2013, Apple received $ 290 milli. the Supreme Court, arguing that the damages of a single design patent would correspd to the overall benefits of the product. In 2016, a secd trial saw the Supreme Court rally to Samsung this time, stating that the damage should be based the value of the compents that had been infringed, not the entire product

. compent product, the relevant "article of manufacture" to arrive at an award of damages §289 must not be the final product sold to the csumer, but may be ly e …

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