Samsung recently confirmed that they would pay the $548 million in damages to Apple, they are also disputing other damages awarded against them in other patent cases with Apple.
Now it would appear that Samsung are taking their case to the Supreme Court in the US, as they have now asked the court to look at the case between the two company’s.
Specifically, Samsung is asking the court to review rulings concerning “design patents” that cover the look and feel of a product. At trial, Apple convinced the jury that basic design elements of certain Samsung smartphones—essentially a rectangle with rounded corners and a touch-screen grid made up of smaller icons—borrowed too closely from Apple’s iPhone design.
Samsung is arguing that the previous courts ‘missapplied’ the law relating to design patents and are looking to get the Supreme Court to review the case. They are also arguing that the damages awarded by Judge Koh are too high.
The originally damages were over $1 billion, these were then dropped down to about $768 million and Samsung is looking to get this reduced.
Of course the Supreme Court in the US has to agree to look at the case first, when this will be decided remains to be seen.
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