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Apple & Samsung Finally Settle Seven-Year Long iPhone Patent Infringement Battle
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Quote:It would appear that the seven-year old patent fight between Apple and Samsung over the later blatantly copying various design elements of Apple iPhone is now finally over.

Started in 2011, the patent battle initiated by the Cupertino, California-based company against the South Korean electronics company over copying the iPhone design had numerous appeals because of Samsung’s refusal to accept jury’s ruling in Apple’s favor and pay the amount of money it owed.

The latest verdict given by the jury forced Samsung to pay Apple no less than US $539 million for the infringement of various iPhone design and utility patents. As expected, Samsung’s lawyers already filled the necessary documents for another appeal, but it looks like they have reached an agreement with Apple before it could begun.

Both Apple and Samsung declined to comment on the settlement

Earlier today, Judge Lucy Koh who handled the fight between Samsung and Apple said that that the two companies notified her they’ve reached some sort of agreement finally ending the seven-year old patent fight. However, details about the settlement weren’t revealed as both Apple and Samsung declined to comment.

Back in May, Apple gave a statement where it said that the patent case against Samsung isn’t about money, but about the fact that Samsung had blatantly copied iPhone’s design to gain an advantage in the smartphone market against other Android manufacturers using Apple’s innovations in the field.

“Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with iPhone and it is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design. It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple. We’re grateful to the jury for their service and pleased they agree that Samsung should pay for copying our products.”

We hope that one of the two companies decides to share some details about the settlement they agreed upon as we’re very curious to know the amount of money Samsung has to pay to Apple, and, of course, other juicy details about the patent case. We’ll inform you as soon as we know more.

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