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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.

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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."
Samsung's effort to make this case seem certworthy depends on a made-up narrative in which Samsung, not Apple, is the innovator, despite the overwhelming evidence that Samsung copied the iPhone's innovative design. [...]

Once Samsung's diversions are swept aside as they should be, the actual issues it presents do not deserve review. The decisions below broke no new legal ground; they simply applied the statute and well-settled law to the extraordinary record of infringement and copying in this case.
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
 
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Comments to this article should be placed in some political section.
 

LordVic

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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
 

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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

Apple get sued enough. Why only be sued and not sue.
 

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Apple is ....what does Arnold usually say about cry baby? Gurly girl. Apple... U need to man up and stop being patent troll
 
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Tech198

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I can't believe these are still going on.

Both sides are copying ideas. Just call it quits already. Geez.

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..
 

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Apple get sued enough. Why only be sued and not sue.

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

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.
 

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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.

applevsamsung-800x259.jpg

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

That's so weird. I figured Apple would be all like "Yeah Supreme Court- grant them their appeal!"
 
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Along with every TV in existence and my OTC drugs in Walmart and.....
Sorry, look and feel at that level is a stretch. JMO

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.
 
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