Items tagged "Apple v. Samsung"
Public Knowledge Statement on Samsung v. Apple Argument at Supreme CourtOctober 11, 2016 Apple v. Samsung , Design Patents , Patent Reform
Today, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in the case Samsung v. Apple. The case concerns the measure of damages to be awarded to an owner of a design patent, particularly when the product infringing that patent is a multi-feature product with features unrelated to the design patent.Read More
Apple v. Samsung Before the Supreme Court: Fair Payment and Consequences to InnovationJune 10, 2016 Apple v. Samsung , Litigation , Patent Reform , Patents , Supreme Court
Imagine a tire on a fancy Tesla, a highly technical, complex car made from myriad technological contributions and likely subject to thousands of patents. Many of those patents cover the technologies that make the car run, while others, design patents, cover only the ornamental designs. Generally, a tire’s tread pattern is several straight lines that cross each other – and could be covered by a design patent. The tire itself is a small part of the final car, and the role the tread plays in the car’s value is minimal.Read More