Samsung to petition Supreme Court to hear appeal in iPhone patent infringement case

“After being denied an en banc rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over a prior decision that kept intact Apple’s multi-million dollar patent trial win, Samsung has voiced intent to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“The latest appeal has Samsung arguing against some $399 million worth of damages,” Campbell reports. “In its failed attempt at a CAFC rehearing, the Korean company argued that complex electronic devices, such as smartphones or tablets, contain ‘hundreds or thousands of different patented technologies,’ of which Apple’s asserted patents only cover minor features.”

Campbell reports, “The Supreme Court is Samsung’s last chance at relief, though acceptance of its petition is not guaranteed.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The U.S. Supreme Court should tell serial Apple IP thief Samsung in no uncertain terms to go pound sand.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
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People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

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  1. It is very very unlikely that this will even be heard by the supreme court. Out of 10000 petitions for hearings the supreme court only hears about 75 petitions for hearings a year. Good Luck Shameless sung.

  2. Please join me in a boycott of Samsung consumer goods and tell your friends and relatives the details of Samsung’s serial patent infringements. Don’t forget the Dyson vacuum cleaner infringement and the stolen tv screen pixel technology.

    1. Done.

      I’ve now talked my in-laws and my brother and sister-in-law out of purchasing Sungsam washer / dryer combinations.

      Though it barely makes a dent, it sure feels good to rob those lying, thieving bastardos of a few thousand dollars in revenue.

  3. Well, this should be simple for Samsung;
    just re-define the meaning of the word “infringement”.

    There! Easy-peasy,
    since NOTHING ‘is’ what it ‘is’ anymore…..

    1. Of course. It is not infringement; it is a way of doing business for some companies. Invariably, they are the only ones who drank the koolaid, though. Most of the rest of the (civilized) world sees them for what they are. The others are ignorant.

      1. In that case you just need a media campaign to make ‘old white guys’ feel guilty for believing Apple earned all those riches while millions of (N.) Koreans starve!

        (no one said it had to be an ‘accurate’ media blitz….)

  4. Really – bother the Supreme Court about this.

    What kind of rights does a non-US company have in the American legal system? What defines the difference between corporate citizen vs non-citizen?

    Is there something wrong here? It seems companies have stronger rights than people?

    What’s the point of having a nationality?

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