Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal in Apple patents case

Appeal Samsung wanted to appeal the decision of the Supreme court, which for the illegal use quick links instead of phone numbers and addresses, the functions of the slide to instantly unlock the device and auto-correction, which are registered patents of "Apple" company.

Apple's victory in its slide-to-unlock case was significant, but it is relatively minor compared with the company's other pending lawsuits against Samsung, which originally sought up to $1 billion in damages for supposedly copying parts of the iPhone's design, including its app icon interface layout, rounded corners and black rectangular face.

In 2014, a jury awarded Apple $120 million in damages for Samsung's infringement of the patents.

Samsung had paid for damages to Apple for infringing on two patents: the slide-to-unlock gesture and quick links patent.

Finally, 3 years later, the United States Supreme Court has officially shut down the appeal made by Samsung challenging the patent infringement. The ruling was overturned nearly two years later, and then reinstated once again less than a year after that.

But here's the amusing part: all the original phones involved in the battle have already been phased out of protection.

The Apple-Samsung battle had taken a centre stage in one-of-a-kind nasty rival patent wars. However the highest court in the land apparently did not want to do anything with this case and as of Monday officially declined to hear it.

"One of the Apple's patents at issue, in this case, has been invalidated by courts around the world, and yet today's judgment allows Apple to unjustly profit from this patent, stunts innovation and places competition in the courtroom rather than the marketplace". This implies that Apple's $120 million award is back in business, much to Samsung's disadvantage. As it turns out, it was a futile attempt by Samsung and now, has no option to pay to Apple.