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Samsung-Apple feud finally over

May 25, 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000), 2010.

Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000), 2010. © Samsung Electronics.

After a long-drawn-out, seven-year battle in the courts, which included a retrial, Samsung has had to pay Apple US$539 million in damages for patent infringement. Samsung was found to have copied two utility and three design features of the ever-popular iPhone; the retrial was necessary to decide the amount of damages owing. Apple originally sought US$2.5 billion, while Samsung thought it should only have to fork over US$28 million. Apple has said that the case “has always been about more than money.” This may be true, but it’s still a lot of money…

Wikipedia, “Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co.

Mashable, “Samsung to pay Apple $539 million in damages following patent battle.”