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The ‘Slide-to-unlock’ patent battle is won by Apple, Samsung paid $120 million penalty

Apple won the so long patent infringement case of "Slide-to-unlock" over Samsung!


The much sound patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung came to an end today when the Supreme Court declared a decision in favor of Apple by putting a penalty of $120 million on Samsung. The two most powerful tech rivals faced each other in front of juries in San Jose after the two trails held in the year 2012 and 2014. In the first one, Samsung was penalized to pay $1 billion to Apple and in the second $120 million. Both the cases were won by Apple.

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The case which was the year 2012 in which Apple took the victory with a penalty of $1 billion from Samsung. The penalty was taken down to $400 million but the case got resubmitted in May over a query “how damages need to be calculated.”

The recent victory by Apple was in a patent infringement case in which Samsung was accused to infringe Apple’s well-known function “Slide-to-unlock”. The case took so long in court that now the feature is being no more introduced by both the brands.

“Our argument was supported by many who believed that the Court should hear the case to reinstate fair standards that promote innovation and prevent abuse of the patent system,” a Samsung representative said in a statement. The company also said the ruling would let Apple “unjustly profit” from an invalid patent.

Apple didn’t reply over this immediately.