Apple and Samsung are back in court over seven-year patent dispute

Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud

After the latest retrial, Samsung, Apple and Intel are scheduled to stand together in the U.S. trade watchdog FTC's suit against Qualcomm for the latter's alleged attempt to charge its customers for patented technology that it did not actually use.

The Supreme Court's ruling allows Samsung to argue that damages should be based on the profits it made off the specific components that were found to infringe Apple patents - rather than the entire device.

Under the USA patent law, infringement of a design patent can result in a plaintiff receiving total profits made through the product. Now, Apple lawyer Bill Lee is much determined to find out how Apple can recover back or collect the damage from Samsung.

The multibillion-dollar legal war between Apple and Samsung over patents has crossed a certain limit on this Monday!

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Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud

Apple is seeking about $1 billion in damages from Samsung for the violation of five separate patents, three of which are design-related.

The trial first erupted in 2011, just a year after Apple released the original iPhone 4.

It argued that consumers had not bought the phones for their aesthetics alone, but also their functionality. The original jury in 2012 awarded $1.049 billion for infringement of Apple design and utility patents and for trade dress dilution. "They're seeking profits on the entire phone", explained Samsung lawyer John Quinn. The justices ruled that in the case of a multi-component product like a smartphone, the infringing "article of manufacture" could be the entire phone-as Koh and the Federal Circuit had assumed-but it also might be just one or more of its components.The Supreme Court left it to the Federal Circuit to determine exactly what the infringing "article of manufacture" is on 18 models of Samsung smartphones.

The ruling from this retrial is expected to serve as a crucial precedent for future patent suits, changing the dynamics for innovative technology and designs.

Apple has described how the iPhone and overall product design became embedded in the company's DNA. According to the latest reports, Apple is targeting Google's Android Mobile OS Feature by demanding $1 Billion from Samsung for blatantly copying its designing features. But she's blocked Apple's argument that the phones should be viewed from the perspective of a "designer of ordinary skill in the art", saying there's no basis for importing the "person of ordinary skill in the art" to the design context.

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