The confrontation in court between Apple and Samsung seems to have no end, but the Court of Appeals of the United States Thursday, September 17 took a decision that could force the South Korean giant to change some features of their smartphones and tablets.
At the center of the dispute, there are 3 software features that Apple has patented : the slide-to-unlock the touchscreen, automatically correcting spelling errors, and the quick-linking feature that allows users to do things like make a call simply tapping a phone number in a text.


Apple went to trial with Samsung to these patents last summer, and came out winner with a compensation of $ 119.6 million. Judge Lucy Koh has however refused the request of the Cupertino giant to ban sales of Samsung devices with such features.

On Thursday, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that: ” Apple does not need to establish that these software features are the reason why customers bought Samsung smartphone instead of iPhone – just that Apple has shown that these features are related to the infringement and that were important to customers when they made ​​their choices when buying a smartphone . ”


This statement by the spokesman for Apple released a Re / code : ” We are grateful to the jury and the judge for their work. Today’s sentence reinforces what the courts around the world have already confirmed: that Samsung has deliberately stole our ideas and copied our products . We are fighting to defend the hard work for products as beloved iPhone . ”

For Apple, this injunction is definitely much. Since he started his legal battle in 2011, the company has always expressed a wish to stop Samsung from copying its technology.

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