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Apple Asks SCOTUS Not to Send Samsung Patent Case Back to a Lower Court

Apple Asks SCOTUS Not to Send Samsung Patent Case Back to a Lower Court

Apple has filed a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to not send a patent suit between it and Samsung back to a lower court for further proceedings.

Apple Asks SCOTUS Not to Send Samsung Patent Case Back to a Lower Court

Reuters:

In its legal brief on Friday, Apple said Samsung had not provided evidence to support its argument that design patent damages should be decided on one component of a smartphone, rather than the entire product. Apple said there was no need for the Supreme Court to send the case back to a lower court for further proceedings.

For its part, Samsung argues that it has faced “excessive penalties” for its alleged patent infringement of the design of the iPhone. The company claims Apple should not have been awarded damages from the total profits of the infringing products, and instead should only have received damages for the infringed component of the device.

Apple had been awarded nearly¬†$1 billion in damages by a jury back in 2012. However, a significant part of those damages were vacated in 2015, resulting in Samsung owing $548 million in damages to Apple. Samsung has already paid that amount to Apple, but could get the money back if it can get the lower court’s ruling overturned.