Appeals Court reinstates Samsung owes Apple $119.6 million in slide-to-unlock lawsuit verdict

By , Oct 7, 2016

January 2007 iPhone introduction (Steve Jobs, multitouch patented slide)

A three-judge panel was actually wrong to toss out of the window the $119.6 million verdict in a longstanding lawsuit that involves Apple’s patented slide-to-unlock gesture that the iPhone maker had sued Samsung over a few years back.

As Bloomberg reports, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has now ordered the trial judge to consider whether the judgment should be increased “based on any intentional infringement by Samsung.”

“Apple Inc. won an appeals court ruling that reinstates a patent-infringement verdict it won against Samsung Electronics Co., including for its slide-to-unlock feature for smartphones and tablets,” the news gathering organization reported Friday.

A week from today, the United States Supreme Court will consider a second Apple-Samsung case in an effort to determine just how much the South Korean conglomerate should pay the Cupertino firm for copying patented iPhone designs in its Galaxy-series flagship smartphones.

Source: Bloomberg

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  • Omar Ortiz

    basically its samsung paying for another lawsuit against apple. lol

  • techfreak23

    Why is this still a thing?

    • Rowan09

      Because they never paid. Lawsuits takes years.

  • Jamessmooth

    Can’t catch a break

  • :|Alain|:

    Samsung is just having a rough couple of months

  • airmanchairman

    Oh dear, it doesn’t rain but it pours, it seems…

    But then again, it is all the shilly-shallying, filibuster and delaying tactics that Samsung’s legal eagles have employed over several years that has brought about this consequence… And there’s more to come.

  • Carter

    And yet Apple has removed swipe to unlock from iOS 10. I’d love to have the option to turn this back on. Prefer it over the button

    • racerhomie2

      you can turn it off from Accessibility

    • 5723alex .

      Unlock with Touch ID is faster than any swipe to unlock. You just put your finger to unlock.

      • John Smith

        “I wish I could have a pear.”
        “Apples taste way better, you don’t need pears.” It’s preference, and TouchID was quick even before iOS 10. I loved swiping to unlock, it was the one element of iPhoneOS that remained, no matter how much it changed. Sucks that it’s gone now.

      • Rowan09

        When a jailbreak comes out you can add the feature.

  • rockdude094

    Greedy apple is greedy