The electronics titans square off in a tangled tale of mobile technology, centered on Apple's iPhone and iPad, that delves into where one company's designs end and another's begin.
The damages retrial was slated to start Monday but has been delayed until the Supreme Court decides the case.
The Supreme Court, which hasn't looked at a design patent case since the 1800s, could set a precedent with ripple effects throughout the tech industry.
The giant doesn't want the court to examine its patent win against Samsung and "prolong" the battle.
Facebook, Google and Dell are among many urging the Supreme Court to weigh in. High damages in patent cases, they say, could hurt everyone from large tech companies to farmers and consumers.
Just when it seemed like the smartphone rivals had finally agreed on a dollar figure for damages in the years-old case, Apple files a supplemental bill.
The South Korean company hopes the court will provide some guidance on the scope of design patents and the damages allowed.
We see which phone takes better shots in low-light -- the iPhone 6S Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the older iPhone 6.
A ruling says a lower court erred when it didn't ban Samsung products related to a patent infringement suit from 2014.
Apple says it's on track to sell more new iPhones during this year's initial weekend than it did last year. China will play a significant role in that, according to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster.
The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals' decision means Samsung has two options: appeal the case to the Supreme Court or hand over to Apple hundreds of millions of dollars.
Judge Lucy Koh earlier this week ruled not to institute a permanent injunction against Samsung for selling older-model smartphones found to infringe Apple patents.
A US judge rules that Apple won't "suffer irreparable harm" if Samsung continues to sell various older smartphone models that may include patent-infringing components.