Apple vs Samsung review request should be denied, says US DOJ

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The Apple vs Samsung lawsuit has been an epic legal battle between the two tech giants. Samsung scored a win last year when the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in its favor. The apex court ruled that the infringement of design patents may only involve a component and not the entire product.

This means that Apple can’t claim all proceedings from an infringing device. Apple had previously been awarded $399 million in damages as an appeals court ruled that Samsung had copied key iPhone designs. That ruling was thrown out by the Supreme Court’s unanimous verdict.

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Samsung approached the Supreme Court in March to review another aspect of the case with Apple. It was a 2014 verdict which had held Samsung responsible for patent infringement and awarded $120 million in damages to Apple. Samsung filed a petition for a writ of certiorari before the court. That’s when you approach a higher court to review the decision of a lower court.

It appears that the United States Department of Justice has had enough of this legal battle. It wants the Supreme Court to deny Samsung’s petition. “In the view of the United States, the petition for a writ of certiorari should be denied,” the DOJ said in a filing.

Whether the Supreme Court actually denies the petition remains to be seen. Neither Apple nor Samsung have commented on the DOJ’s position in this matter.

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