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The case had been sent back to the district court following a Supreme Court decision to revisit an earlier US0 million damage award.
The jury had been asked to determine whether design features at issue in the case are worth all profit made from Samsung smartphones that copied them - or whether those features are worth just a fraction because they are components.
Apple argued that the verdict was fair because the i Phone's success was directly tied to its distinctive look.
The evidence takes the form of an Apple patent, which details an ‘image sensor with in-pixel depth sensing’.
As ever with patents it gets rather technical, but essentially the system could form photo detectors in two pixels, which could then be used to gather information, such as depth.
The patent wars occurred because a finished smartphone might involve hundreds of thousands of patents.
To secure and increase market share, companies granted a patent can sue to prevent competitors from using the methods the patent covers.That suggests that we may not see this come to fruition for a while, but also shows that it’s something Apple is continuing to think about and possibly work on.We wouldn’t expect the i Phone XI or i Phone 9 to use this camera tech then, but it might be integrated one day.The companies were at loggerheads over how much Samsung is required to compensate Apple under an 1887 law that requires patent infringers to pay "total profit".