Finally, the dispute between Apple and Samsung has been resolved
As you know that Apple and Samsung were having a dispute for a long time on a question that whether Samsung copied the iPhone or not but now Apple and finally, Samsung has put an end to their long-running patent battle whose central question was whether Samsung copied the iPhone. Judge Lucy Koh has said that two companies had informed her that they had reached a settlement. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. This battle was started in 2011 and yes it resulted in a $1 billion ruling in Apple’s favor, but obviously, it doesn’t end there where a series of appeals pushed the dispute to the Supreme Court and back, as the companies continually rehashed which patents were infringed and, more recently, exactly how much Samsung owes Apple because of the infringement.
By a number of design and utility patents for basic functions of a smartphone this case was revolved like tap to zoom and the home screen app grid, but while the fight was hashed out using specific patents, the battle was ultimately about whether Samsung copied Apple in the early days of smartphones to gain an edge. The jury decided that, in many ways, it had. For Apple, the verdict had been whittled down to $539 million which was seen recently and these all were filed to appeal that earlier this month but finally, both the companies were able to reach an agreement before it could be litigated again. what apple did was not fair at all it declined to give terms of the settlement and pointed to a statement it made in May when the case was last ruled, yes we believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers and of course this case has always been about more than money. With the fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design where Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with iPhone and it is really important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple. Apple clearly said that we are grateful to the jury for their service and pleased they agree that Samsung should pay for copying our products.
The case which was running from so long has come to an end and I really don’t know how does this happen and the case is coming to a close now. As Apple points out, money was hardly the issue here — and really, the amounts being discussed never amounted to anything substantial for either company. It is like no company was willing to break over the years and put an end to such a symbolically important battle. Perhaps, so many years (and some leadership changes) later, they no longer cared enough to see this through to the bitter end.
Yes, apple and Samsung has a one another patent battle, which was first decided in 2014 but didn’t end until last year. Apple won $120 million over violations of its slide-to-unlock patent and several others. Internationally the two companies also had patent fights going but they agreed to drop those lawsuits back in 2014. This seemingly endless occasionally dramatics with both of these cases wrapped up and often an extremely technical battle between these two smartphones giants is finally, officially over. At least until the next one.