In January, Samsung filed a lawsuit against Apple for $1.7 billion over the alleged copyright infringement of a mobile operating system it developed called “Gemini”.
The suit was filed after a patent infringement complaint was filed by Apple.
Samsung claims that Apple was able to use Samsung’s proprietary technology in the operating system and create a way for Apple to infringe on a patent Samsung was granted in 2013.
Samsung says Apple was allowed to exploit a flaw in the Android operating system that allowed it to create a mobile phone that mimicked a Samsung handset, and then sell the phone under the Samsung name.
In the filing, Samsung claims Apple was not entitled to the patent because the system used by Apple in its smartphone operating system was not developed by Samsung and therefore could not be patented.
Samsung said it believes the ruling against Apple is a violation of Samsung’s rights under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and International Trade Commission (ITC) patent licenses.
In February, the U-Kan petition filed by Samsung’s lawyers says Apple is still entitled to its iPhone patents.
Apple’s patent on the “Smart Lock” feature that allows customers to unlock a locked phone with a fingerprint is also still available.