Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

Dec 14, 2015 3:02 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a patent fight with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at a type of dispute it last confronted in the horse-and-buggy era.

South Korea-based Samsung on Monday appealed a $399 million judgment for illegally copying patented aspects of the look of Apple's iPhone, the latest round in a long-running fight between the two tech industry giants.

The last time the Supreme Court heard cases on patents covering the appearance of a product - instead of the way it works - was in the late 1800s. That's when court battles concerned designs of spoon handles, carpets and saddles.

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