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Apple Vs. Samsung Patent Battle: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Samsung

The United States Supreme Court sided with Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung on Tuesday, ruling to throw out a $399 million dollar judgement against the company for copying parts of the design of Apple’s iPhone, the Associated Press reports.

The ruling issued by the court—which Reuters noted was an 8-0 decision—will send the case between the two technology giants back to the lower courts for further proceedings.

The outcome of that litigation will not require Samsung to pay all of the profits earned from the phones in question in the case because, according to the Supreme Court ruling, the features that were allegedly copied are only a small part of the devices.

The case was heard by the Supreme Court earlier this year after petition from Samsung. The original lawsuit was filed by Apple against its competitor in 2011.


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