Samsung Might Have To Change Its Phones Following Apple Patent Appeal Win

Briefly: Apple has walked away with a patent suit victory in a US appeal court, meaning Samsung might soon have to change some of its devices.

When the case was ruled in Apple's favour in mid-2014, the US district court said that Samsung only needed to pay monetary penalties to Apple rather than have devices pulled from shelves due to infringements.

This new ruling from the higher US appeals court means that the lower district court needs to re-examine the case with a view to potentially ban Samsung's products. The court said that the infringing features on the Samsung devices were the precise reason why consumers purchased these devices over the original Apple ones.

Either way, the only real winners in this story are the lawyers. [CNET]

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