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Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.

The justices in their 8-0 ruling sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

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