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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Samsung’s appeal to reopen a case against Apple

110 dólares por cada iPhone X vendido, Samsung factura más haciendo el iPhone X que su Galaxy S8

Samsung is still trying to recover some of its losses in court after Apple won the patent infringement suits. After trying to reduce the compensation it had to pay Cupertino’s company, another move has been to appeal the decision on the patent dispute of ” slide to unlock “.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Samsung’s appeal to reopen a case against AppleU.S. Supreme Court rejects Samsung’s appeal to reopen a case against Apple

But bad news for Samsung: the United States Supreme Court has decided to reject the appeal . So the $119.6 million that Samsung has to pay to Apple will remain intact. The dispute has been open since 2011.

Apple obtained the patent for ” slide to unlock ” at the time, mentioning Scott Forstall as one of the responsible ones. This is the method that we have been using to unlock our iPhone for years , from its inception to iOS 9. iOS 10 changed everything by changing the unlocking to a one-touch button that favored unlocking with Touch ID.

But that method won’t survive much either, because the arrival of the iPhone X with Face ID already predicts a future in which the Home button and Touch ID will disappear . Ironically, Samsung is not going to be able to appeal for a patent that Apple will stop using in its new products.

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