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Apple beats Samsung in $120M patent case in reinstated win

The clash of the tech titans ruled in favor of Apple again.

Apple has won again in a back-and-forth patent battle with Samsung.

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A US federal appeals court ruled to reinstate a $120 million win for Apple against its smartphone rival Samsung on Friday.

The patent battle, which started in 2012, reached a new chapter on Friday, as federal judges for the US Court of Appeals overturned the ruling in favor of Samsung in February in an 8-3 decision, according to Reuters.

In February, the same court reversed a 2014 jury verdict that ruled for Apple, tossing out the $120 million win which was reinstated on Friday.

Apple and Samsung did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Samsung has lost a series of cases in its legal battles with Apple over patents. In December, the South Korean company lost a patent and was ordered to pay $548.2 million. Samsung hopes to argue that decision before the Supreme Court.

The patent feud erupted over Apple's slide-to-unlock, autocorrect and "quick links" four years ago, in a back-and-forth legal dispute between the two tech companies.

The patent battle stretches across Apple and Samsung's smartphones and tablets, and started with the iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3, both which released in 2012.