Apple And Samsung Will Finally Duke It Out In Front Of SCOTUS
The Apple vs. Samsung case will finally be heard by the Supreme Court. It's the first design patent case in more than 100 years.By Lindsay Gloor | October 11, 2016
Apple and Samsung will begin their design patent arguments in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The smartphone giants have dragged each other through the courts for the last five years. Now, the argument moves to the country's highest court. It's the first design patent case to be reviewed by SCOTUS in more than a century.
Filed in 2011, the first of two patent battles involves older Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S II. The issue isn't the actual patent infringement; rather, it's how much money should be awarded to Apple.