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Apple vs Samsung patent war shows no signs of slowing

It seems as though the Apple vs Samsung patent wars will never end.

Samsung has asked the U.S. court to toss the $930 million (£595 million) lawsuit that Apple won, claiming that it didn't plagiarise the iPhone and that the compensation was too high.

Samsung's lawyer Kathleen Sullivan, argued that the lower court made an error and that the phones have separate distinct features, such as Samsung's phones not having a 'home' button.

Apple was awarded Samsung's total profits on those phones, which was described as "absurd," arguing that it was akin to awarding entire profits on a car because of an infringing cup holder.

Apple's lawyer William Lee says the £930 million decision was the right one.

"This is not the cup holder," he said. "After two years, their market share was plummeting. In three months, they came up with something that was identical” to the iPhone."

In April of 2012, a jury awarded Apple $1 billion in damages after Samsung was found guilty of infringing upon many of Apple's patents. The compensation was lowered to $930 million after Samsung's appeal.

Of this total, $399 million (£255 million) was for the copying of three patent designs for the shape, corners, translucent screen and colourful icon, $382 million (£245 million) was for the trademarked look and another $149 million (£95 million) for infringing on three other patents.

Apple and Samsung have been going back and forth with different lawsuits and fighting over various patents for a long time now and it is unlikely that this latest round will end any time soon.

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.