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Samsung wins appeal on copying iPhone design

A Federal appeals court partially overturned the decision on the claim, reviewing the compensation of the company Samsung in favor of Apple. The court recognized that the appearance of Apple gadgets can’t be copy-protected.

In 2012 Themis ordered the South Korean company to pay Apple more than $1 billion for patent infringement. It was about using the Galaxy smartphones such Apple invented solutions as Slide to unlock, gesture to zoom, and also features the design of the iPhone: Home button, and the shape of the hull.

In the process of the appeal hearings Samsung lawyers were able to knock off $930 million due To a recent decision of the court of appeal upheld a jury, reducing the amount of compensation to $382 million, the Final amount of the fine will be set by the lower court.

The appearance of the gadgets while recognized as a trademark, copied without permission which may be challenged in court.

Earlier, the jury ruled in favor of Apple in a lawsuit with Samsung, having recognized the South Korean manufacturer guilty of patent infringement. But in August last year, U.S. district judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, denied Apple request to ban the sale of Korean devices with functions that violate, in the opinion of the jury, patent law.

Apple and Samsung are “patent war” in ten countries of the world. The litigation has been going on for a year. The first lawsuit he filed in April 2011, the company Steve jobs has accused Samsung of copying the design of their devices. The South Korean manufacturer has filed a number of counterclaims in several countries, including the USA, Germany and Australia.

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