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4 Ways The Apple-Samsung Case Shaped Patent Law

Law360 (June 29, 2018, 9:26 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have reached a settlement in their epic smartphone patent feud, but several rulings during the seven-year dispute will have a lasting legacy. Here’s a look back at some key decisions in the case and their influence on patent law.

Design Patents

Before Apple sued Samsung in 2011 over design patents covering the appearance of the iPhone, design patents tended to be viewed as less valuable or important than utility patents, but that changed as a result of the case....
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