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US: New court battle begins in Apple, Samsung patent war

 |  December 4, 2014

The patent wars between tech rivals Apple and Samsung continued in court Thursday as Samsung began its appeal of $930 million in damages awarded to Apple for allegations of patent infringement.

Apple sued Samsung for “shameless copying” in smartphone and tablet designs; two juries awarded the damages to Apple, which Samsung argues were excessive.

In filing its appeal, Samsung was also reportedly backed with a brief filed by 27 law professors. According to reports, Samsung is not arguing against the validity of Apple patents, but arguing against findings that Samsung infringed on that intellectual property. The monetary amount of damages will also be challenged.

Apple and Samsung previously agreed to settle all non-US patent disputes, but their war rages on at home. Reports say Samsung will also appeal a separate ruling related to newer-generation Apple products, which awarded Apple nearly $120 million in damages.

Full content: Mac Observer

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