Samsung requests the U.S. Supreme Court take on the Apple patent case

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The battle between Samsung and Apple continues, as the former of the two levies its one last attempt to avoid paying out any damages.
According to a report published by Re/code, Samsung has appealed to the Supreme Court in the United States to take on the patent case it has been locked in with Apple for quite a stretch of time now. In the appeal, Samsung states that there’s an overarching problem with patent cases in general, especially when it comes to information provided to jurors, and that in its specific case, not enough information was provided to the jury for them to make an educated determination — because they couldn’t understand the patents.
“Samsung is escalating this case because it believes that the way the laws were interpreted is not in line with modern times,” it said in a statement. “If the current legal precedent stands, it could diminish innovation, stifle competition, pave the way for design patent troll litigation and negatively impact the economy and consumers.”
It’s an interesting step, but not all that surprising. Samsung, for its part, is simply making an attempt to get the money back it has already agreed to pay Apple in the beginning of December, which should be delivered to Apple at some point today, December 14. If the Supreme Court does grant Samsung’s appeal, and the decision goes in Samsung’s favor, then Apple would need to repay that $548 million back to Samsung.
So while it looked like it all might be coming to an end earlier this month, the case continues to rage on.
[via Re/code]


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