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Apple and Samsung settle seven-year battle over smartphone design

The lengthy dispute went all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Apple and Samsung have finally settled a seven-year battle over smartphones that went all the way to the US Supreme Court.

The bitter rivals notified US District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the truce in a notice filed on Wednesday.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The resolution comes a month after a jury concluded Samsung owed Apple 539 million dollars (£400 million) for copying some of the iPhone’s innovations in some of Samsung’s competing products.

The verdict was reached after the US Supreme Court issued a 2016 ruling that determined a portion of earlier damages awarded to Apple needed to be re-examined.

Apple had been seeking more than one billion dollars (£760 million) in the latest trial while Samsung argued it should only pay 28 million dollars (£20 million).


From Belfast Telegraph