Samsung wins appeal in patent dispute with Apple over $120 million in damages


A patent infringement case that has been going on for years now saw another ruling granted in Samsung’s favor.

Reuters is reporting that an initial ruling that saw Apple awarded with $119.6 million in damages due to Samsung infringing on Apple’s “quick links” patent, along with two others, has been overturned by an appeals court. The ruling states that Samsung did not infringe on those patents after all:

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd did not infringe Apple’s “quick links” patent, and that two other patents covering the iPhone’s slide-to-unlock and auto-correct features were invalid.”

At the time of the report, it has been revealed that the appeals court also decided that Apple was liable for infringing on one of Samsung’s patents, but the details of this are not known just yet.

It is a big win for Samsung in a court battle that has gone on for years now, but it’s not likely to go away just yet.

[via Reuters]