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Samsung achieved a great victory over its rival Apple in the case of patent violation
US appeals court on Friday overturned a court ruling requiring Samsung to pay $ 120 million, to give the maker of smart phones, South Korea finally a big win in the old dispute with its rival to come Apple patents.
The court said that Samsung did not exceed patented Apple for the “quick links”, and then the two other patents that cover immersive “Drag to unlock” and “AutoCorrect” on iPhone phones is valid.
The resumption of the United States Federal Circuit Court in Washington, DC She also said that the company Apple is responsible for a single violation of patents Samsung company.
In a statement, Samsung spokeswoman said: “Today’s decision win for consumer choice and competition back into place – in the market, not in courtrooms.”
And rotates between the two Apple and Samsung over the past years, legal battles over patent special techniques smart devices invention, in which the victor was often Apple.
In December / December last year, Samsung has pushed the rival of $ 548.2 Mellon back to the issue of a separate patent the invention, which resumed Samsung in the United States Supreme Court.
He was sentenced Friday unanimously by a panel of three judges of the Federal Circuit, the highest court in the country that specializes in patent issues.
The new ruling nullifies a decision released in May / May 2014 by a federal court in San Jose, California, asked Samsung to pay $ 119.6 million to be used technology owned by Apple without permission.
The infringement of the “quick links”, which allows the device to identify the data on the touch screen, such as a phone number, and a link to make a call feature, accounted for nearly $ 99 million in damages.
Although the Court of Appeal said that Samsung did not use the same technology to identify and access to specific data, but it also confirmed that other patents belonging to Apple was clear compared to previously known and that was never to be granted her inventions.Viewing:-198
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