Court denies Samsung bid for second appeal of $119.6 million iPhone slide-to-unlock patent verdict

“The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung’s bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.

“The Court of Appeals made no comment on the refusal of the appeal effort by Samsung,” Wuerthele reports. “Samsung’s only venue for relief on the matter is the Supreme Court, should it decide to pursue that avenue.”

“A previous appeal filed by Samsung in January resulted in the verdict getting tossed in February, and found the patents either not obvious, or infringed,” Wuerthele reports. “On review, a full court ruled in an 8-3 vote in October to reaffirm the verdict, and the $119.6 million award.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Pay up, slavish copier!

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 (who are now finally waking up in droves, by the way, and upgrading to iPhones in ever-increasing numbers) 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.

Apple wins appeal reinstating $119.6 million verdict against patent-infringer Samsung – October 7, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung struggles to put out the fires caused by their exploding phones – October 6, 2016
Dieter Rams, Norman Foster, and 100+ of the world’s top designers side with Apple in Samsung patent case – August 4, 2016
Apple to U.S. Supreme Court: Samsung stole our patents, should end its appeals and finally pay up – August 1, 2016
Obama nominates Lucy Koh for Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco – February 29, 2016


        1. Hmm. So the costs of the court case may be passed back to Apple then for future components. Or Apple product supply will be further delayed than it already is if Apple boycotts Samsung completely.

          Besides C.C.’s comment seemed more at the consumer level so I replied accordingly.

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