Apple V. Samsung: Damages For A Canceled Patent?

Law360, New York (October 27, 2015, 10:18 AM EDT) -- Derek Dahlgren

Spencer Johnson The high-profile "Smartphone Wars" between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. continue to illustrate issues that have otherwise received little discussion. A Sept. 24 denial of rehearing by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board finalized the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's position that Apple's 7,844,915 "gesture zoom" patent never should have issued — the technology is unpatentable. This patent was among several in last May's Federal Circuit decision that affirmed the patents to be valid and infringed, and the matter was remanded to the district court for entry of damages. Complications arise.

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