Apple and Samsung Dispute Over iPhone Design Reopened

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the design of the iPhone nearly six years ago, following an order of certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court, according to court documents filed electronically this week.

As reported by MacRumors, The reopened lawsuit will aim to determine just how much Samsung actually owes Apple. In December of last year, the United States Supreme Court ruled in an 8-0 decision that Samsung did not have to pay upwards of $339 million to Apple, as ruled in a previous decision. The reason being that the Supreme Court justices determined that the monetary rewards to Apple should not be decided based on entire Samsung-branded devices, but rather only the parts that infringe upon the patents.

The lower federal court will need to determine just how much Samsung has to fork over to Apple, but it’s likely it will be less than the $339 million originally awarded to Apple.

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