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Samsung Gets Supreme Court Hearing on Apple Patent Award

  • Samsung says it was ordered to pay too much to Apple
  • Court review extends five-year legal battle over smartphones
Product displays inside a Samsung Electronics Co. store

Product displays inside a Samsung Electronics Co. store

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The U.S. Supreme Court will intervene in the five-year legal war over smartphones, agreeing to hear Samsung Electronics Co.’s challenge to a $399 million award won by Apple Inc.

A jury found that Samsung copied Apple’s patented designs for the iPhone and should turn over the profits from its sales. The Supreme Court will consider whether Apple was overpaid.