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Apple Asks US Supreme Court To Rule In Patent Case

Apple has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and rule on the on-going litigation between them and Samsung over smartphone design patents. 

The case has stretched on and on since 2011, when the Cupertino-based firm took Samsung to court with claims that the iPhones patents, design and appearance had been infringed upon.

In 2012, their efforts resulted in Samsung being ordered to pay Apple $930 million in damages.

This figure was then brought down to $548 million in May 2015 as a result of rulings by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Now, Samsung are trying to have the case reviewed by the Supreme Court. 

They say that the damages claimed are excessive and that ruling against them would have an adverse effect of innovation in the tech industry.

In response, Apple have asserted that there is no need for the Supreme Court to send the case back to a lower court for further proceedings nor any reason they should allow Samsung to make additional arguments.

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