Apple and Samsung have finally put their 7-year quarrel regarding patent infringement to rest. The settlement effectively nullifies a dispute that started in 2011, when Apple accused Samsung of “slavishly” copying the iPhone’s design and software features.
A jury awarded Apple close to $539 million, leaving Samsung with an outstanding balance of $140 million owed to their competitor.
Jurors found Samsung guilty of infringing upon the various patents in question, including double-tap zooming and scrolling, as well as hardware style or icon setup. Read more.