The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from Samsung to revisit a $120 million award owed to Apple in the tech rivals’ long-running patent dispute.
The Associated Press reports that the decision left a lower court ruling — which reinstated the 2014 award for infringement of Apple’s autocorrect and phone-unlocking features — in place. The court did not elaborate on its decision.
Samsung earlier this year filed a writ of certiorari asking the high court to reconsider the award. The filing suggested that the patents in question were not eligible for legal protection, but Apple and the Justice Department responded that the court should not take up the matter.
Apple first accused Samsung of copying numerous design elements of the iPhone in 2011. A California federal judge last month ordered a new trial regarding a separate award of nearly $400 million, which is scheduled to begin in May.