Published: Fri, June 29, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Apple And Samsung Finally Settle Long-Running iPhone Patent Infringement Battle

Apple And Samsung Finally Settle Long-Running iPhone Patent Infringement Battle

The two sides mercifully signalled a truce this week in a filing to the US Northern District Court of Lucy Koh, the US District Court judge unfortunate enough to have presided over the entire seven-year legal ordeal.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

South Korea's LG Display Co will initially supply between 2 million and 4 million units, small relative to Apple's sales, as it continues to work on ramping up capacity, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. We aren't sure if more money will be owed now that the two have settled, but I expect those details will be released sooner or later.

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Apple had alleged that Samsung violated its patents by copying the design of the iPhone. That verdict triggered multiple appeals all the way to the USA supreme court.

The Apple/Samsung patent infringement lawsuit is famous mostly because it actually went to trial, giving onlookers the rare chance to see the indsutry's two biggest companies go toe-to-toe. Neither, Apple nor Samsung have confirmed the terms of settlement in this patent dispute case.

For Apple, the Samsung case had become a distraction over "ancient history" which probably should never have happened in the first place, as it did not really do much to stop other companies creating better solutions around the the Android operating system. The most interesting thing about the case is how long it dragged on. The case has been going on for years - since 2011 - after Apple filed a lawsuit claiming that Samsung's smartphones and tablets "slavishly" copied its products.

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iPhone X's OLED panels are apparently the most expensive component of the phone and Apple wasn't able to convince its sole supplier Samsung to bring the price down, which is one of the reasons why the base storage model costs a hefty $999.

"We're grateful to the jury for their service and pleased they agree that Samsung should pay for copying our products", it added.

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