28 June 2018

Samsung and Apple declare peace in patent infringement battle

After seven years of battling Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. have agreed to a settlement in their epic and very public smartphone patent fight before the US Courts.

This settlement was not unexpected, partly because Samsung produces the touchscreens of Apple’s I-Phones, however the long duration of the feud and the legal fees involved emphasize the resolve of both parties in this matter.

Terms of the settlement have not been made available and both sides have declined to make any comments on the final outcome.

The case was keenly watched as a precedent for whether design is so important that it could actually be considered the “article of design” even in a product as complex as a smartphone.