The dust still hasn’t settled down on the latest court ruling that adjudged that Samsung’s handsets have infringed upon the patents that Apple had and ordered a 1 billion dollar fine in the form of damages and penalties and the news radar is abuzz again with the global mobile giants locking horns one more time. This time around the wheels have turned in the opposite direction with the court ordering that the ruling of a district court which went against Samsung is invalid and Samsung gets to continue the production and sale of its nexus handset.
In case you have thought that there was any lack in the number of lawsuits in which that Apple and Samsung are locked into and the 1 billion dollar payoff will settle the problems for the time being, then you are gravely mistaken. There are a number of lawsuits that Apple and Samsung have filed against each other accusing each other of many patent infringements and the one billion dollar settlement was only one of them. One of the lawsuits that Apple had filed against Samsung included the order to get there nexus handsets off the market owing to patent infringements. Though the district court had ruled in Apple’s favor, the national US court dismissed it when Samsung reappeared and stated that Samsung can continue the sale and production of its alleged handset.
In case you are a Samsung loyalist and would love to see Apple going down, and you are just starting tow arm up with the news of this defeat for Apple, you will be nothing but disappointed in knowing that this is nothing but an extremely small victory in an otherwise huge lawsuit battle that the two global mobile giants are locked into.
The national US court ruled that the appeal of Samsung against the verdict of the district court was valid owing to the fact that the district court had clearly failed to link the evidence in question with the verdict that they had passed in favor of Apple. Samsung also pointed out in their re-appeal to the US national court that the district court was not convinced completely regarding the evidence that Apple had procured against Samsung which was cemented by the fact that they had erred while passing the judgment. After taking into account all these aspects and a host of other evidences that both Apple and Samsung fought over, the national US court decided to turn down the verdict of the district court.
The problems between Apple and Samsung seem to be anywhere but near the end owing to the fact that Samsung is planning to sue Apple’s iPhone 5 over a host of other patent infringements.
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