Damages on Design Patents – Supreme Court says Value of “Component”

On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., v. Apple Inc. 580 U.S. ___ (2016) with a short, 9-page slip opinion (PDF). The controversy was over infringement of Apple’s three U.S. design patents: the D618,677 patent, covering a black rectangular front face with rounded corners (not the fully […]

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Design Patents Are Important, Too

Since the alleged patent trial of the century just wound up – and Apple’s design patents were at issue – it is helpful to remember that design patents are important, too.The trial that ended just last week was Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al. in the Northern District of California, case no. […]

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