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Apple Wins Appeal in 'Slide to Unlock' Case, $119.6 Million Award Reinstated

Apple Wins Appeal in 'Slide to Unlock' Case, $119.6 Million Award Reinstated

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Apple has won an appeal court ruling reinstating a verdict that found Samsung guilty of patent infringement, reports Bloomberg.

In an 8-3 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said a three-judge panel was wrong to throw out the $119.6 million verdict in February. Instead, it ordered the trial judge to consider whether the judgment should be increased based on any intentional infringement by Samsung.

Apple had accused Samsung of infringing patents for slide to unlock, autocorrect, and a method of detecting phone numbers for tap to call functionality. $98.7 million of the award was for the detection patent.

While an earlier panel said that patent wasn't infringed, the appeals court said that decision was wrong because it relied on issues that were never raised on appeal or on information that was beyond the trial record.

"The jury verdict on each issue is supported by substantial evidence in the record," wrote Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore.

The decision comes with Samsung about to face Apple in court again as the U.S. Supreme Court will consider how much Samsung should pay for copying Apple's iPhone design.

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Apple Wins Appeal in 'Slide to Unlock' Case, $119.6 Million Award Reinstated

JB - October 12, 2016 at 11:10pm
Autocorrect was in Microsoft word and word perfect among other over 20 years give me a break,
StephenJeto - October 8, 2016 at 12:06am
samsung galaxy 7 phone got burned , so much samsung accuse Apple since the court beginning . now Samsung is asahame of themselves, because the owner of suv was on fire and burned , blamed for the Samsung Galaxy 7 ,
ASD - October 7, 2016 at 10:04pm
The unstopable fight so sooooo stupid
MUKAI - October 7, 2016 at 9:28pm
HA!! Well I still own my old 2G, 3Gs and 4s. With that said Samsung can go kiss my white arse hahahaha
KainSwiss - October 7, 2016 at 9:11pm
Slide to unlock use to piss me off especially when it use to crash at times. Glade to see the back of it. Like $119 million dollars is gonna hurt Samsung crock of crap
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