SAN FRANCISCO: A US appeals court handed Samsung a win over Apple in a long-running patent fight, overriding a jury verdict ordering it to pay $119.6 million to the iPhone maker. The court ruled that two Apple patents at issue were not valid, according to a copy of the decision posted online. “We are delighted with the resounding victory from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which found that two of Apple’s patents should never have been issued,” Samsung said. “Today’s decision is a win for consumer choice and puts competition back where it belongs; in the marketplace and not in the courtroom.” The appeals court endorsed the jury’s decision ordering Apple to pay Samsung $158,500 for infringing one of the South Korean company’s patents.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2016.
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