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Big tech companies back Samsung in Apple patent fight

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Tech companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Facebook are backing Samsung Electronics as it appeals a court ruling to pay Apple almost US$1 billion in damages in a patent infringement suit.

Samsung has already persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to whittle the bill down to $548 million, but in June asked it to cut another $399 million. Apple, however, is not giving up, and on Monday filed a 24-page document asking the court to deny Samsung’s request.

Meanwhile, though, Google and others had filed a friend of the court brief arguing that upholding the ruling “will have significant detrimental consequences for the continued development of useful modern technologies.” The brief, filed July 1, was discovered by InsideSources on Monday.

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