U.S. Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal of patent loss to Apple

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung’s appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a jury award of about $120 million in favor of Apple,” Andrew Chung reports for Reuters.

“The justices left in place a 2016 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that upheld a verdict that found South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed Apple Inc’s patents on several popular features of the California-based company’s iPhone,” Chung reports. “The current appeal stems from a May 2014 verdict by a jury in federal court in San Jose, California ordering Samsung to pay $119.6 million for using the Apple features without permission.”

“Apple urged the justices to leave the jury award in place, saying there was nothing ‘novel or important’ to review in its rival’s appeal,” Chung reports. “The Trump administration backed Apple’s view.”

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MacDailyNews Take: $120 million is nothing compared to what Samsung and the rest of the Android thieves have stolen from Apple over the years.

There’s no justice here. As with Microsoft’s theft of the Mac, justice will never be served by the “legal system.”

We’ll have to wait for Karma to exact her full revenge.


    1. And iPhone screens
      And Mac memory
      And hard drives
      And …. tons of stuff in Pipeline Timmy’s genius supply chain.

      I wonder if Apple could build one piece of hardware without using Samsung parts. Are they even trying?

    2. And Samsung is well known for dissecting other company products, including refrigerators, thus stealing their R&D efforts, and copying them component for component.

  1. Samsung sells millions more iPhones because of stolen features from Apple. Their penalty is having to give up around 120K phones (assuming $1000 per phone, for round numbers). Great deal! Keep copying, I guess. Why wouldn’t they?

    This is kind of like Samsung breaks into the Apple store and steals millions of iPhones and the judge make Sammy give back 120K of them. Nice Justice, NOT.

    1. Totally agree. Once again: THANK YOU JUDGE LUCY KOH ! You’ve done a great job protecting American technology and business interests from thieves, liars, and scumbags. /s

      Thanks, also, for severely limiting Apple’s claims in its court case against Samsung IP and Trade Dress infringement to the point it is a joke. /s

      Nice job. /s

    1. The Supreme Court did not overturn anything. It declined to review a decision by the entire US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that had reversed a three-judge panel of that same court sitting in Washington. The panel had set aside a jury verdict by the court in California. So, in effect, the Supreme Court was supporting the California decision, not overturning it.

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