Samsung to appeal to Supreme Court in Apple patent case

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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