Apple V. Samsung: Impact Of The Verdict

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT) -- Design patents are rarely litigated, let alone at the heart of patent cases with large monetary awards. But they certainly were in the Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. smartphone/tablet case. The jury in the this case found overwhelmingly in favor of Apple and awarded it $1.05 billion, an amount that, if not reduced by the court, will increase with the addition of prejudgment interest. Because the jury also found willful infringement, the judge now has the discretion to declare the case “exceptional” and award...
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