Appeals Court Reverses Part of $930 Million Apple Verdict

A U.S. appeals court reversed part of a $930 million verdict that Apple Inc. won in 2012 against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., saying the iPhone maker's trademark-related appearance could not be protected. In a highly anticipated ruling stemming from the global smartphone wars, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., upheld the patent infringement violations found by a federal jury in a court in San Jose, California, as well as the damages awarded for those violations.