Samsung and Apple have been fighting it out in court since 2011, Apple were previously awarded damages against Samsung of $399 million relating to 11 patents on the iPhone.
The U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled 8-0 in favor of Samsung, the company had challenged the amount that it would have to pay Apple.
TechCrunch reached out to Apple after the ruling and were given a statement by the company, which you can see below.
The question before the Supreme Court was how to calculate the amount Samsung should pay for their copying. Our case has always been about Samsung’s blatant copying of our ideas, and that was never in dispute. We will continue to protect the years of hard work that has made iPhone the world’s most innovative and beloved product. We remain optimistic that the lower courts will again send a powerful signal that stealing isn’t right. – Apple spokesperson.
TechCrunch also reached out to Samsung and were also given an official statement, this can be seen below.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision today is a victory for Samsung and for all those who promote creativity, innovation and fair competition in the marketplace. We thank our supporters from the world’s leading technology companies, the 50 intellectual property professors, and the many public policy groups who stood with us as we fought for a legal environment that fairly rewards invention and fosters innovation. – Samsung spokesperson.
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