South Korean smartphone maker Samsung filed court papers Wednesday stating its intent to take its patent battle with Apple to the Supreme Court, Silicon Valley News reported Wednesday.
According to court documents, the petition will be filed by November and will include “at least two substantial questions concerning design-patent liability and damages.”
“The questions present issues of enormous importance to patent litigation and the scope of innovation, especially in high-technology industries,” Samsung said in its appeal.
The request for the Supreme Court to hear the case is Samsung’s final recourse in the legal battle, which has been underway since 2012.
The move follows a ruling by the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals last week that upheld a California jury’s ruling that Samsung had infringed on the technology giant’s patents in 23 products and ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.049 billion in damages. That number was later reduced to $930 million, $382 million of which was further reconsidered by the appeals court in May.
The Supreme Court must decide whether or not to take the case by this coming June, which marks the end of its current term.
Samsung stands to pay Apple $548 million in damages if the standing verdict is not heard and overturned by the court.