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.