Apple wins patent ruling against Samsung which could put Galaxy devices' slide-to-unlock and autocorrect at risk

 
Clara Guibourg
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Apple argues that Samsung's Galaxy phones stole features from the iPhone (Source: Getty)
pple just won another victory in its patent war against rival Samsung, which could force the Korean tech giant to stop using certain features in its devices.

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The row between the world-leading smartphone manufacturers stems from the slide-to-unlock feature, quicklinks and autocorrect. Apple argues that Samsung stole these features, and the courts have once again agreed.

The latest ruling is quite a win for Apple: If it stands, it will mean Samsung and other manufacturers could be blocked from even using these features in any devices.

Today’s ruling is only the latest skirmish in a never-ending patent war between the two tech giants, and Apple has won all but a few court appeals.

The company has previously been awarded monetary damages for copyright infringement, but continues to push for a full victory.

Don’t expect this - or anytime soon - to be the end of the story, however. Samsung will be appealing, and the patent war will drag on.

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