The legal war between Apple and Samsung is a long one with many twists, but Samsung recently agreed to pay for the damages as a result of perhaps the biggest battle between the two.
Apple and Samsung filed a joint statement with the US District Court for the Northern District of California that says that Samsung will pay Apple for the damages that it was awarded in a 2012 case. The total that Samsung will pay is $548 million, and if Apple gives it an invoice before the weekend, Samsung will pay by December 14.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a Samsung and Apple post without some dispute. Samsung says in the statement that it reserves the right to be reimbursed if any of the judgment is reversed, modified, or vacated. Unsurprisingly, Apple disputes that part of the statement.
It’s also worth noting that Samsung has said that it plans to request a US Supreme Court review of an Apple design patent and its damages.
As a refresher, Apple originally sued Samsung in 2011, with Apple claiming that Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets copied the iPhone and iPad. A jury awarded Apple around $1 billion in damages, but that amount has since been reduced to $548 million. It’s kind of crazy to think that nearly five years after Apple originally sued Samsung, Apple will be getting the damages that it was rewarded in that case. Because Samsung has said that it plans to petition the US Supreme Court to review an Apple patent, though, this long-standing legal battle looks like its going to continue for at least a bit longer.