After years of back-and-forth between Apple and Samsung, the US Court finally came to a verdict in the case of Samsungs accusation of copying a few methods and features from the iPhone. Apple is to be awarded $119.6 million for Samsungs infringement of patents for slide-to-unlock, autocorrect, and the method used to detect phone numbers for tap-to-call functionality.
The lawsuit originated back in 2011 with the Samsung Galaxy S in which Apple alleged that Samsung infringed on 10 of Apples patents across a span of four continents at one point in time.
The initial $119.6 million verdict was thrown out by a three-judge panel back in February. The U.S. Court of appeals ruled 8 to 3 for the case to be reconsidered.
The decision Friday comes less than a week before the U.S. Supreme Court considers another case Apple had filed against Samsung. That case, to be argued Tuesday in Washington, focuses on how much Samsung should pay for copying patented designs for Apples iPhone.
Check out the full report from Bloomberg.
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