Apple, Samsung settle 7-year battle over smartphone design

SHARE Apple, Samsung settle 7-year battle over smartphone design
samsung_phone_e1530144407769.jpg

Apple and Samsung have finally settled a seven-year battle over smartphones that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. | AP file photo

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple and Samsung have finally settled a seven-year battle over smartphones that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The bitter rivals notified U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the truce in a notice filed Wednesday. Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

The resolution comes a month after a jury concluded Samsung owed Apple $539 million for copying some of the iPhone’s innovations in some of Samsung’s competing products. The verdict was reached after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 2016 ruling that determined a portion of earlier damages awarded to Apple needed to be re-examined.

Apple had been seeking more than $1 billion in the latest trial while Samsung argued it should only pay $28 million.

The Latest
With Jonathan Toews ruled out late due to illness, the Hawks moved forwards around and immediately found four combinations that clicked, carrying them to a 5-1 victory.
It wasn’t quite blowing a 21-point lead and losing like they did to Indiana on Tuesday, but leading the struggling Hornets by 10 in the third only to again fail? Something has to change quickly or the front office will have to make the change themselves.
If the recommendation is approved, a Division 1 football and other programs could start at Chicago State University as soon as fall of 2025, the school said.
No legislation has been filed and no sponsors have been named for a measure that would create a new class of tax incentive that would allow the Bears to pay to Arlington Heights a negotiated sum for the property taxes on the 326-acre site of the old Arlington International Racecourse.