Loud trial between Apple and Samsung lasts for several years. The company from Cupertino managed to convince the court that the Koreans had violated a number of patents, most of which are associated with user interface elements of the iPhone. And now Samsung is fighting for a review of this decision.
Today a Federal appeals court denied the Koreans in the review of the decision to pay Apple damages for a breach of a number of patents of the American manufacturer did not explain the reasons for its decision. And this despite the fact that major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Dell, HP, eBay, and others, entered into a patent war with a petition to the Federal court of appeal. The giants asked to reconsider the decision past Apple and Samsung and to repeal certain provisions that have been identified as the first patent infringement.
According to Samsung, smartphones are a very complex product that combines the thousands of hardware and software components, each of which individually may become the subject of litigation. As a result, any minor element like form of icons in the interface may void the manufacturer of the profits earned from the development of an innovative product. And it would set a dangerous precedent that will directly inhibit the industry and discourage innovation.
After today’s failure Samsung can only make the same request to the Supreme court of the United States. And, also, if he will side with Apple legal battle, lasting from 2012, will be completed.
The trial between Apple and Samsung, which began in 2011, has been filed by the first due to an infringement of multiple patents, including function, Slide to unlock, scrolling, zooming with two fingers and some others. The initial court decision was meant to pay Apple more than $1 billion But later the Korean manufacturer has managed to reduce the amount of compensation to $930 million, and then to $548 million, And now this amount is disputed by both sides of the conflict.