The U.S. court sided with Samsung in a patent dispute with Apple


Federal the U.S. court of appeals for the Federal circuit Washington overturned the jury verdict on the payment by the company of Samsung fined $of 119.6 million American Corporation Apple. According to The Wall Street Journal.

In may 2014 the jury concluded that Samsung illegal use of Apple’s three patents, including the slide to unlock technology that is used when unlocking the screen, as well as so-called quick links. The South Korean company ordered to pay rival $of 119.6 million to Apple, in turn, was found guilty of patent infringement Samsung compression of digital photos and videos. The company was ordered to pay $158 thousand

Now the court has found on Apple’s patents feature slide-to-unlock and quick links invalid, calling these technologies “obvious”. In addition, the court concluded that Samsung did not violate one patent. In the end, a fine of $of 119.6 million was cancelled.

The court also upheld the decision that Apple had violated a Samsung patent on the compression of digital photos and videos. Thus, the American Corporation is obliged to pay damages in the amount of $158 thousand

Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. In turn, the representative of Samsung said that the decision of the court “triumphant victory”. “Today’s decision proves that we didn’t break any of Apple’s patents,” said the spokesman.

Patent war between two companies, go with 2011. Apple has twice filed for Samsung to court, initial amount of these claims amounted to $4.5 billion In 2012, the court came to the conclusion that Samsung infringed six of Apple’s patents, including those relating to design elements. In the end, the South Korean company has agreed to pay $548 million.