Apple Wants To Bring Its Beef With Samsung To The Supreme Court

Apple Wants To Bring Its Beef With Samsung To The Supreme Court

When the apocalypse comes, all that will remain are cockroaches, diamonds, and the never-ending feud between Apple and Samsung — a feud that Apple now wants to bring to the US Supreme Court.

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In 2011, Apple sued Samsung for infringing on its patents (such as with unlock gestures) and Samsung was ordered to pay the company a hot $US930 ($1224) million. Ever since that ruling, Samsung has been fighting to pay Apple less.

In May 2015, Samsung successfully reduced that figure down to $US548 ($721) million. In March of this year, the Supreme Court agreed to investigate “whether courts should award in damages the total profits from a product that infringes a design patent, if the patent applies only to a component of the product,” reports Reuters.

Samsung wants the case to go back lower courts, arguing that “penalties in patent actions involving complex devices like smartphones should be based on patented components, not the full product,” writes Apple Insider.

But Apple wants to bring this thing all the way to the top. And you know what? Maybe it’s time! Let’s get this over with, it’s been going on for five years. The case about patents for phones from 2011! Let’s Konmari Apple vs. Samsung out of our court system. It’s time for something minimal, something new.

[AppleInsider and Reuters]