• Samsung Files a Petition Appealing the $548M Patent Verdict to the US Supreme Court

    Samsung recently filed a petition to have its appeal heard by the US Supreme Court in an effort to reduce or eliminate the $548 million that the company has been forced to pay rival Apple over a patent dispute. Although there isn’t a guarantee that the Supreme Court will hear Samsung’s case, this is the South Korean manufacturer’s last ditch effort for any chance of winning. As it stands, Samsung has been partially rebuffed at every level of the justice system since first losing a patent infringement judgement back in 2012.

    The company said the following in a statement that was provided to Reuters:

    Samsung is escalating this case because it believes that the way the laws were interpreted is not in line with modern times.
    The petition continues with the same stance that has been maintained by Samsung throughout the entire legal battle. It reads the following regarding the matter:

    A patented design might be the essential feature of a spoon or rug. But the same is not true of smartphones, which contain countless other features that give them remarkable functionality wholly unrelated to their design.
    If the petition is accepted, it would be the first design patent case that the Supreme Court has decided to hear in over a century. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

    Source: Reuters via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Files a Petition Appealing the $548M Patent Verdict to the US Supreme Court started by Akshay Masand View original post
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