“The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled for Samsung in a dispute over damages related to Apple’s iPhone design,” Anita Balakrishnan reports for CNBC. “The ruling allows a reconsideration of some damages Samsung owes Apple.”

“At dispute is $399 million dollars, representing profits from 11 Samsung smartphone models, which Samsung was ordered to pay Apple,” Balakrishnan reports. “That penalty is based on a federal law that says that a party copying and applying a patented design to “any article of manufacture” is liable “to the extent of his total profit.”

Balakrishnan reports, “The justices in their 8-0 ruling sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Let’s face it: Apple’s legal team blows.

Read the court’s opinion here.

The main reason why Samsung et al. were able to sell phones and tablets at all was because they made fake iPhones and fake iPads designed to fool the unwitting/appeal to the undiscerning in much the same way as how Microsoft et al. profited wildly from upside-down and backwards fake Macs at the end of the 20th century. Google, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, et al. are the Microsofts, HPs, Dells, and eMachines of the new century.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Samsung, Apple damages dispute today – October 11, 2016
Apple wins appeal reinstating $119.6 million verdict against patent-infringer Samsung – October 7, 2016
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Apple to U.S. Supreme Court: Samsung stole our patents, should end its appeals and finally pay up – August 1, 2016
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