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It’s official: Samsung Owes Apple $120 Million

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The War of Apple and Samsung for the patents is still present in the courts of the United States. The Federal Court of Appeal of the United States has rectified the opinion that poured in February, failing in favour of Apple and imposing to Samsung payment of $ 119,6 million to those of Cupertino.

The most curious of the news is that Apple just leave behind the use of the slide to unlock with the arrival of iOS 10 to your iPhone and iPad. Anyway, Samsung did not have to pay for it has copied one of the most mythical of the company of the apple bite.

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The slide to unlock more expensive of the story

For Samsung to use this phrase was more expensive than any user to buy an iPhone. The Koreans didn’t have a better idea that imitate the phrase, knowing that I was patented by the company and that it was a sign of identity.

It denied in the first instance the complaint to Apple

In this case, Apple claimed to Samsung patents of the “slide to unlock”, the autocorrect and the way in which the calls are made in the list of contacts. The Set of payments for these violations was 98,7 million dollars (according to the calculations of Apple). In February, the court ruled in favor of Samsung, then declared null and void the patents that Apple used to Sue Samsung. However, as expected, the court has rectified their decision and has given the right to Apple.

samsung patent case

This sentence is behind a case of utmost importance that involves also to the two companies and is scheduled to be continue in the next week in the Supreme Court of the United States. The outcome of this trial will determine how much is the total of the Samsung due to Apple for violating their patented design of the iPhone.

Source | bloomberg.com

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