December 2016: Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of December 2016.
1. Oakland Warehouse Fire Kills Dozens 2. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Pipeline Stoppage 3. Judge Announces Mistrial in Michael Slager Case 4. Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor 5. Astronaut John Glenn Dies 6. Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy 7. Feds Raise Interest Rates 8. Yahoo Announces Another Hack 9. Dylann Roof Found Guilty 10. Heimlich Maneuver's Henry Heimlich Dies 11. Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies
- Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor
- In a legal battle that has been going on since 2012, the tech company Samsung wins a more favorable ruling on Dec. 6, 2016. The Supreme Court decides that the original decision, in which Samsung was to pay Apple $548 million for patent infringement, was too severe. The Court decides that design infringements should not be fined so heavily as it is not the design of the product that is most important. The Court does not specify the changes to the damages—a lower court will do this—but it is likely that Samsung will be paying Apple far less than the original $548 million.
- Photo source: Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Samsung