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Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a United States court filing Wednesday.

Apple, if you recall, first sued Samsung back in April of 2011, alleging that Samsung's lineup of tablets and smartphones "slavishly copied" designs and features pioneered by both the iPhone and the iPad.

In May, a United States jury awarded Apple $539 million, after Samsung had previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate for patent infringement.

"Plaintiff Apple Inc. and Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC would like to inform the Court that they have agreed to drop and settle their remaining claims and counterclaims in this matter", the settlement notice stated. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the court filing.

Apple hasn't commented on the settlement, but is referring media outlets back to its comments in May.

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How much, if anything, Samsung must now pay Apple under Wednesday's settlement could not immediately be learned.

According to a report in CNET, Judge Lucy Koh signed the order, "dismissing all suits with prejudice, which means another case can't be filed on the same claim". "This case has always been about more than money. It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple", the iPhone maker said in a statement.

In May, at the retrial in San Jose, Apple won a US$539m award in a jury verdict.

All told, Samsung products were found to have infringed three of Apple's design patents - including a form factor featuring rounded corners - and two of Apple's utility patents. The court originally sided with Apple in 2012, ordering Samsung to pay more than $1 billion in damages.


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