Samsung Earns Another Reprieve In Apple Patent Case

With the Apple - Samsung patent trial a distant memory for most, lawyers for the two firms continue to coin it in as they battle over the legitimacy and size of the award.

Apple's $1bn victory had already been pared back to a little under half of its original size and Samsung is gunning for more reductions.

The US Supreme Court handed it a win today by ruling that all of the profits resulting from the infringing phones weren't owed to Apple.

That's a significant saving if the new figure gets based on the relevance of the Apple design patent.

The case goes back to a lower court now, with a new damages figure to be assessed.

Whatever happens now the real victors will be the legal profession.