Quick Answer: Why Did Apple Sue Samsung?

The world’s top smartphone rivals have been in court over patents since 2011, when Apple filed a lawsuit alleging that Samsung’s smartphones and tablets “slavishly” copied its products.

Samsung previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate Apple for infringement of some of the patents at issue in the case.

Did Apple win the lawsuit against Samsung?

Share All sharing options for: Apple wins $539 million from Samsung in latest chapter of ongoing patent trial. The latest twist in the ongoing, seven-year-old smartphone patent trial between Apple and Samsung awards the iPhone maker a final verdict of $539 million in damages, according to Bloomberg.

What happened between Apple and Samsung?

The court ruled that Samsung violated one of Apple’s utility patents, over the so-called “bounce-back” effect in iOS, and that Apple was in violation of two of Samsung’s wireless patents. Apple’s claims that Samsung copied the designs of the iPhone and iPad were deemed invalid.

What patent Did Samsung steal from Apple?

Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million in iPhone Design Patent Retrial. The latest Samsung v. Apple trial wrapped up this afternoon after the jury decided that Samsung must pay Apple a total of $539 million for violating Apple’s design patents with five android devices sold between 2010 and 2011, reports CNET.

Is Samsung owned by Apple?

Apple and Samsung were at war for about seven years over smartphone patents, with Apple accusing its rival of copying the iPhone’s design. In recent years Apple has taken steps to wean itself off Samsung by developing its own future screen technology and devices processors.

Is Samsung or Apple better?

Apple’s business model: From hardware to services

Perhaps the most important distinction between these two companies is that Apple is much more of a consumer brand and ecosystem, whereas Samsung is more of an industrial conglomerate with large economies of scale.

Who copied who Samsung or Apple?

Samsung made its mobile fortune on the back of the iPhone. The company literally wrote the book on copying the iPhone, yet Samsung is still trying to pretend it didn’t copy Apple’s hardware designs and software features. Just a few weeks ago, Samsung was handed a final verdict in an old patent case started by Apple.