Supreme Court declines to hear Samsung appeal in Apple patent dispute

Supreme Court declines to hear Samsung appeal in Apple patent dispute

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear [order list, PDF] Samsung’s appeal in a patent case against Apple over Smartphone features.

Samsung argued [cert. petition, PDF] that three of Apple’s patents covered trivial advances that were not eligible for legal protection.

Monday’s order lets stand an appeals court decision [JURIST report] reinstating a jury verdict awarding $120 million to Apple for infringing on numerous patents such as the slide to unlock feature and auto-correcting text.

This is one several [JURIST op-ed] cases involving [JURIST report] Apple and Samsung since 2011. Last month a US district court judge ordered a retrial [JURIST report] a to determine the amount Samsung owes Apple for infringing three iPhone 3Gs patents. The retrial date is set for May 2018.