Apple Says U.S. Supreme Court Should Reject Samsung's Appeal Request

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In December, Samsung asked the United States Supreme Court to hear a final appeal in its ongoing patent battle with Apple, which would potentially nullify a $548 million settlement awarded to Apple. In a lengthy document filed with the court this afternoon (via Foss Patents), Apple urges the Supreme Court to deny Samsung's request, accusing the company of raising issues that do not "deserve review" in an effort to prolong court proceedings.


    Samsung has claimed that the jury did not adequately understand the patents in question because members weren't provided with enough explanation by the court. The South Korean company has also suggested the case has wider implications that could encourage design patent trolls, an assertion Apple refers to as a "doomsday warning" based on "extreme hypotheticals."
    Apple goes on to say that Samsung has had its day in court and while the litigation is "high-profile," it is "legally unexceptional" and Samsung has not presented a legitimate reason as to why the court should prolong it.

    While Apple doesn't feel Samsung's case is worth the Supreme Court's attention, Facebook, Google, and other technology companies have all urged the court to take on Samsung's appeal to overturn the ruling in Apple's favor. A major concern is the amount that Samsung was forced to pay for its design patent infringement -- nearly $400 million -- and the implication it has for similar disputes in the future.

    Samsung has already paid the agreed upon $548 million settlement to Apple, but should the Supreme Court take on the case and rule in Samsung's favor, Apple would be required to pay back the money. Samsung's Supreme Court appeal was a last ditch effort, and should the Supreme Court refuse to hear the case, Samsung will not be able to recoup its money, putting an end to a patent battle that's been going on since 2012.

    Article Link: Apple Says U.S. Supreme Court Should Reject Samsung's Appeal Request
  2. IGI2 macrumors regular


    May 6, 2015
    Comments to this article should be placed in some political section.
  3. Peepo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Yes they should so they can use it to pay VirnetX.
  4. LordVic macrumors 68040

    Sep 7, 2011
    No .. really? Apple doesn't want this appealed? NO WAI!??!!?!?

    also, accusing others of not being innovators BECAUSE of stealing designs seems a little rich only days after Apple gets blasted in court for willful patent infringement, and hvae lost several other expensive cases in the last year

    Yes. THe system is broken. Yes, everyone is stealing off eachother.

    But Apple's reason for rejection of the court case is just posturing. They don't have a good excuse not to go to appeal. But, they're just doing their jobs and they HAVE to say they don't want an appeal, cause.. Lawyers
  5. Rhonindk macrumors 68000


    Did Samsung "infringe"? Yes. However the results are a bit steep. I don't buy my smartphones based on how an icon looks.
  6. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    I can't believe these are still going on.

    Both sides are copying ideas. Just call it quits already. Geez.
  7. Chuck Kostalnick macrumors demi-god

    Chuck Kostalnick

    Jun 2, 2015
    San Fransisco, California
    The point is that they ripped off the "Look and Feel" of a product, which is one way people are persuaded to buy something.
  8. mountain macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
    DFW, TX
    This is silly. They should end this once and for all.
  9. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2005
    Apple get sued enough. Why only be sued and not sue.
  10. bboucher790 macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    Samsung Says Apple Says U.S. Supreme Court Should Reject Samsung's Appeal Request.
  11. Rhonindk macrumors 68000


    Along with every TV in existence and my OTC drugs in Walmart and.....
    Sorry, look and feel at that level is a stretch. JMO
  12. MH01 macrumors G3


    Feb 11, 2008
    10 years from now this will still be dragging on......
  13. pat500000 macrumors 68040


    Jun 3, 2015
    Apple is ....what does Arnold usually say about cry baby? Gurly girl. Apple... U need to man up and stop being patent troll
  14. Tech198 macrumors G3

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    It is when u consider it been on since 2012.

    - Check patents exist
    - if yes, then claim gimzo/tech whatever as sole patent of said company..

    Thing is no one even checks, which is why u have all this battles going on when "hey buster, i have a right to that..
  15. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI
    Wait. You mean that Apple doesn't want this case to be heard by the Supreme Court? What a shock!
  16. LordVic macrumors 68040

    Sep 7, 2011
    Its like a party and everyone's invited!

    just found their excuse why the appeal shouldn't be heard to be rich coming from Apple.

    Let the Appeal be heard. If Apple is so convinced that their patents are legit, than the Appeal will likely go nowhere.
  17. Mw0103 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2014
    There is no automatic right to appeal to SCOTUS here. Samsung filed a request that another appeal be heard, and Apple is arguing that there is no novel issue of law in this case. Apple is arguing that SCOTUS should treat this case like the other 99% of cases they will decline to hear this year.
  18. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    All I can say to the headline is LOLOLOLOLOL... of course Apple thinks the case shouldn't be heard.
  19. Bubba Satori macrumors 601

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
  20. apolloa macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    THIS is front page news???

    I think I could have predicted what Apple would say without reading the story....

    How about something more useful like new MacBook Pro rumors?
  21. iansilv macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2007
    That's so weird. I figured Apple would be all like "Yeah Supreme Court- grant them their appeal!"
  22. Thunderhawks macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2009
    At least Diana!
  23. blackcrayon macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2003
    You're dismissing it with a shrug, yet it has potential to be heard by the supreme court? Sounds like look and feel isn't simply a "stretch" or it wouldn't have gotten this far.
  24. tooltalk macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2015
    NY, NY
    " putting an end to a patent battle that's been going on since 2012."

    whatever happened to the trade dress claim that the appeals court remanded last year? That's still on, isn't it?
  25. Wowereit macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2016
    Could someone explain to me why they have sued especially Samsung and not any other OEM or Google?

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