Apple asks Supreme Court to reject Samsung's appeal in ongoing patent battle

Apple has requested that the U.S. Supreme Court reject Samsung's latest appeal in the ongoing patent case between the two tech giants. As reported by Re/Code, Apple submitted a written argument to the court in which it called the case "unexceptional:"

"Samsung had its day in court — many days, in fact — and the properly instructed jury was well-justified in finding that Samsung copied Apple's designs and should pay the damages that the statute expressly authorizes," Apple said on Thursday. "While this litigation may be high-profile, it is legally unexceptional, and Samsung has shown no reason for this Court to prolong it."

The original verdict in the drawn-out legal battle was handed down in 2012 when it was ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $1 billion for infringing on various patents. Samsung managed to have that amount substantially lowered over the years since, culminating in the Korean tech giant paying Apple $548 million in December 2015. Shortly after agreeing to the settlement, however, Samsung appealed the verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Source: Re/Code

Dan Thorp-Lancaster