Technology News – Beleaguered smartphone maker Samsung scored a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a long-running patent fight with Apple.
In a unanimous ruling, the court said Samsung does not have to pay all the profits it earned from the sale of eleven different versions of its smartphones. Instead the court said Samsung must pay only for infringing Apple’s patents on some elements of the iPhone’s design.
Apple claimed that Samsung copied many of the distinctive features of the iPhone, including the rectangular shape with rounded corners, black translucent front screen, and grid display of colorful icons for applications. Two lower courts ruled in Apple’s favor.
The lower courts said Samsung must give up all its profits from the smartphone sales, which a jury found to

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