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A bad day for Apple as Samsung wins in court

The US Court of Appeals has overturned an earlier verdict and ruled that Samsung has not infringed three of Apple’s patents. As a result, Samsung are now no longer liable for the $120 million that was due to be paid to Apple.

In addition, the court ruled that Apple were liable for infringing one of Samsung’s patents.

Of the $120 million that Samsung had originally been told to pay to Apple, $99 million was accounted for by the so-called quick links patent. This is the technology that allows a smartphone to identify and act on particularly pieces of information – for instance, allowing a user to make a call by tapping on a phone number contained in a web page.

[via Reuters]