Samsung doesn't have to fork over all profits
1. It seems like Samsung has been in hot water recently, but the U.S. Supreme Court sent Samsung and Apple back to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. It’s a small win for Samsung since Apple was arguing that the South Korean company should pay a $399 million penalty for copying iPhone designs. In an 8-0 ruling, Court decided that a patent violator doesn’t have to give up all profits from stolen designs—if the designs influenced parts rather than the whole product. The lower court still decides how much Samsung has to pay.
2. This isn’t the first time that the two competitors went to court over patent infringement. Back in 2012, Samsung was handed about $930 million in penalties for copyright infringement. Fortunately for Samsung, the penalties were shaved down for $582 million for patent infringement.
3. So how much should Samsung fork over?
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