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As expected, Samsung is taking its patent battle with Apple to the United States Supreme Court. The San Jose Mercury News points to a new court filing from the company, which voices its intent to ask the Supreme Court to hear its case.

In 2012, Samsung was found guilty of infringing on multiple Apple patents and was ordered to pay Apple more than $1 billion in damages. That amount has since been cut in half, but Samsung is hoping to get the sum further reduced.

In June, Samsung asked the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the decision to uphold a large part—some $399 million—of the $548 million damages it now owes Apple. Last week, the Court shot down its request.

The Supreme Court is Samsung’s last hope to avoid paying Apple half a billion dollars, and it’s going to be a tough get. The high ranking court typically only agrees to hear around 100 of the many thousands of cases it receives each year.

In addition to this case, Apple and Samsung have a second patent infringement case that went to trial last year, resulting in $120 million in damages awarded to Apple. Otherwise, they have agreed to stop litigation outside of the US.

Source: San Jose Mercury News

  • Erick Reyes

    Can someone tell me which patent Apple sued Samsung for?

    • AppleRelatedNewsiDBSkips

      The one that just got thrown out of the patent office (tinyurl. com/ps4y35f)…unsurprisingly enough, iSheeps runnung iDB ain’t reporting that.

  • leart

    they are trying hard to stay away from new potential case

    • AppleRelatedNewsiDBSkips

      Apple copied too…

      • So simply because it has a square color screen it’s a copy? If thats the case then everything is a copy of everything.. Honestly, that is true, everything is a copy from something and someone else..

      • Kurt

        and Apple copied the ugliness.

      • leart

        and like always samsung copied apple like a photocopy

      • @dongiuj

        True.

      • Jason Baroni

        Yeah. People nowadays can’t have similar body sizes because they are copying each other.

      • It’s as logical as calling Samsung’s GS2 a copy ’cause of it’s round coloured icons.

      • Everyone copies each other. but to compare the apple watch to that vtech is like comparing a brown paper bag to a re-usable grocery bag.

      • Cameron

        Why is there a need to dumb it down when we are speaking of copying, if it looks similar, its copying. Let the courts dumb it down to determine the lawsuit. To be fair, the gear 2 has parts that look similar, but isnt nearly as bad as Samsungs copying before. Samsung copies Apple quite blatantly, why bother to deny it? Apple copies too, but they take software and feature ideas, not a 1 to 1 rip off like Samsung. One is slightly more obvious than the other. Anyway, i want Samsung to keep copying and then selling their products at nearly the same price as Apple, its ruining them even more.

      • leart

        vat?

      • Reminds me of the toy watch I use to wear in school. Little do I know then that Apple would make billions of dollars by selling them!!!! 😛

      • Chindavon

        It’s like a carbon copy. SMDH ..loser

      • AppleRelatedNewsiDBSkips

        Oh, how typical, we have a butthurt mindless sheeple trying to avoid admitting Crapple copied just as much as Samsung. Suck harder on Tim Cook’s d!ck, maybe something original might eventually come from you.

      • Chindavon

        Just keep talking about yourself that way. We all know how insecure you and your electronics are.

      • AppleRelatedNewsiDBSkips

        iSheeps know something herd master Apple didn’t tell them? Only in their iDreams…

      • igorsky

        Idiot.

      • AppleRelatedNewsiDBSkips

        That your nickname?

    • @dongiuj

      So you’re saying apple copied the shape of the Gear S and then the Gear S2 copied the round icons from the apple watch. And then what?

      • leart

        are you blind or something ?

      • @dongiuj

        I said “the shape” as in the body from your original pic you uploaded so don’t go uploading random pics of different parts of the apple watch now. I never mentioned other gadgetry like you’re uploading now: back sensor, strap connection or other screen displays. Not sure what point you’re attempting to prove now.

      • Cameron

        If you started with. “Gear S copied the shape of the watch that was invented sometime in the 15th century” Then yes, you are 100% right with that statement. Or if you are talking about the rectangular shape, then “whatever the first rectangle watch”

    • Mike

      What are you talking about? The Gear S2 is completely different from the Apple Watch…. The Gear S2 looks more like an LG watch… Idk what you have been smoking but circle and squares are two different shaped unless you are blind to see that with your apple fanboy glasses on.

      • leart

        okay smart guy are you trying to say that screwsung, this time copied lg?
        I didn’t make that photo, but before i posted here, i showed that to multiple people and guess what? all admired that the new Samsung watch was a ripoff of the apples one, ok they can’t copy the shape exactly since is patented , but look at the interface,,,, they dropped the old one to match the apples one, what the hell is fanboy glases , here is evident to the all people

      • Mike

        If you show this to your friends which are probably all apple fans like you they are obviously going to say that… They didn’t copy LG they changed the design to match that of the Moto 360. For the software thats going on to the watch its still completely different. Just because the shapes of the icon are same doesn’t mean everything is same… If you have a circle watch it would make sense to put circle icon even a little kids could understand that.

      • leart

        no my friends are not apple fans, but if you like to tell you so, than yeah, they are

  • That feature photo is prime.

  • AppleRelatedNewsiDBSkips

    Thieves gonna be exposed as thieves (tinyurl. com/ps4y35f), and mindless zombies gonna remain mindless.

  • leart

    meh, I’m kinda bored with samsung news, all the time the same story, thay come out every year with a squallid apple rip of and people discussing that can call that a copy or a invention, f**k damnsung is so boring

    • @dongiuj

      Lol

      • leart

        lol

  • Mike

    Perfection in every detail????? Give that 1 more year and no one will ever wear it. Thats not called Perfection… Perfection is like a Rolex that is crafted and actually holds value until 5 years goes by.

    • leart

      just chill