For Samsung, copying the iPhone was a massive gamble – and it paid off
Samsung just scored a massive win against Apple in a patent war that seems like it will last forever. It obtained a retrial in one of the cases where Apple scored a significant victory back in 2012. Apple was awarded more than $1 billion in damages, in a verdict that practically confirmed what many people, yours truly included, said for years: Samsung copied the iPhone.
But then, Samsung was able to lower the damages down to $400 million. And now the judge overseeing the case just said the case has to be tried again.