After 7 years of court battles over patents and design, rulings and appeals, Apple and Samsung have settled their legal dispute privately and effectively ceased all legal action.

The legal battle began in 2011 when Apple formally accused Samsung of copying the iPhone. In 2012 a jury ruled that Samsung copied Apple and had to pay $1B in damages. Samsung appealed and after a lot of back and fourths, in 2018 the damages payment was reduced to $539M. Again, Samsung appealed.

Following the appeal a court date of June 26 was appointed, but Apple and Samsung worked out a settlement deal to end…

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