Apple and Samsung finally settle 7-year-long patent infringement case

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Apple and Samsung have agreed to settle their long-running patent infringement dispute.

Apple started the string of lawsuits in 2011, accusing Samsung of copying the iPhone with its smartphones.

In 2012, a Jury said that Samsung had to pay Apple over a billion dollars for copying aspects of the iPhone, but that penalty was later reduced by $450 million.

Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a United States court filing today. Apple wanted about $1 billion. It was ordered to pay the United States tech giant more than $1 billion for infringing on three of Apple's design patents related to mobile devices - the quick links to phone numbers, the slide-to-unlock feature and the auto-correct function.

"Plaintiff Apple Inc. and Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC would like to inform the Court that they have agreed to drop and settle their remaining claims and counterclaims in this matter", the court document says.

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Samsung refrained from disclosing other details, including the amount of compensation provided to Apple.

"This case has always been about more than money", the statement read. It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple.

That award was seen as a victory for Apple, which had argued in court that design was essential to the iPhone. They covered having a rectangular front face with rounded edges and a grid of colorful icons on a black screen.

The South Korean tech giant earlier claimed it "will consider all options to obtain an outcome that does not hinder creativity and fair competition for all companies and consumers" concerning last month's ruling. Luckily it seems that neither company is interested in seeing the case through until the end, moving on to bigger, better and more innovative smartphone designs than we've seen before.

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