Court annuls fine that Samsung must pay Apple for patent infringement

Feb

28

2016

A federal judge in the United States has decided to appeal that Samsung fined $ 119.6 million, which was due to Apple for patent infringement, not have to pay. The judges were of the view that there is infringement of patents did not exist.

Therefore, it seems that Samsung can keep the converted amount of 109 million euros in pocket, as reported Reuters on the basis of a ruling by a federal judge in Washington, which handles cases on appeal and specializes in patent law. The three judges in the case were unanimously agree that Samsung does not infringe any of the patents mentioned in a previous lawsuit. Apple had itself just a higher penalty demanded than the already allocated 109 million euros.

The fine was in 2014 imposed brought by a lower court in a lawsuit brought by Apple because the company believes that Samsung had infringed on five of its patents. At the time, it was decided by a jury court that Samsung is infringing on three patents. These patents describe techniques for linking contextual menus to phone numbers and addresses, slide-to-unlock and autocomplete.

In the appeal, inform the judges that not infringe the former patent, while the remaining two patents were declared invalid correctly. Samsung is therefore ultimately not infringe on any patents of Apple. Conversely, that is the case, the judges confirmed an earlier court decision which Apple accused of patent infringement of Samsung. In addition, however, it was a much smaller damages, namely 158 400 dollars or 144,800 euros.

The court decision are the long patent battle between Apple and Samsung has not yet come to an end. The US Supreme Court is still handling a case in which Samsung for patent infringement, a sum of 548 million dollar pay . This case also drag a few years, the initial compensation even exceeded the billion dollars. Apple has already indicated it wants to see the $ 180 million extra.

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