The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday rejected Samsung's request to appeal a $119.6 million verdict awarded to Apple in an over six year old "Slide to Unlock" patent infringement lawsuit, according to Reuters.

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In October 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reinstated Apple's award after a lower court found Samsung to have infringed upon several popular iPhone features, including slide-to-unlock and autocorrect.

The lawsuit, from 2011, is so old that slide-to-unlock isn't even used on iPhones anymore. Unlocking an iPhone on iOS 10 or later requires using Face ID on iPhone X, and Touch ID or pressing the Home button on older iPhone models.

This case is not to be confused with another 2011 lawsuit in which Apple accused Samsung of copying the iPhone's design with its Galaxy-branded smartphones. A damages retrial in that lawsuit is scheduled for next May.

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MasterMac Avatar
88 months ago
The lawsuit, from 2011, is so old that slide-to-unlock isn't even used on iPhones anymore.
Rather, we’ve come full circle and are now back to “slide to unlock”, but now we slide a new direction!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dwaltwhit Avatar
88 months ago
thank glob. when will this madness end??
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djcerla Avatar
88 months ago
Samsung is way too obsessed with Apple. And that's bad Karma.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solomani Avatar
88 months ago
SCOTUS should fine Samsung another $100 million for wasting its time.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
88 months ago
The arrogance of silicon valley attorneys never ceases to amaze. How much did they charge to convince Samsung it was worth a shot at the supreme court level where it probably had a less than 1% chance of being heard?

Good grief.
Believe it or not, more often than not the attorneys say "you're probably not going to win this" and the client demands the attempt anyway.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lowendlinux Avatar
88 months ago
Thanks SCOTUS this has been going on far to long.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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