USA Today-Samsung wins Supreme Court fight with Apple in US
Samsung may not have to pay upwards of $1 billion in penalties in a fight with Apple, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling on patents. In 2012, a jury ruled Samsung must pay for Apple for infringing on patents for the iPhone. The Samsung was asked to pay $1 billion as penalty but later reduced to $548 million. Over $400 million is at stake in the dispute. The Supreme Court has now ruled patents may involve a component instead of the full product. The Samsung has to pay lower penalty and a lower court will decide penalty.