Samsung recently attempted to have the damages is was ordered to pay Apple in its patent case removed, the company filed an appeal with the US federal court.
Samsung wanted its case to be heard again by the US federal court, the company had support from a range of major Silicon Valley companies, although they have now rejected the appeal.
Without comment, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Samsung’s bid to reconsider a previous ruling largely backing Apple — leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as the only legal option left for Samsung to try to overturn hundreds of millions of dollars in damages it now owes Apple in their ongoing patent feud.
Samsung had urged the Federal Circuit to rehear the case with its full 12-judge roster, arguing that a three-judge panel erred earlier this year when it left intact a jury’s verdict that the South Korean tech giant’s smartphones and tablets infringed on Apple’s design patents.
Samsung will now either have to file an appeal with the US Supreme Court, or pay the damages to Apple that it was ordered to in the previous case.