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Justices Take On $400M Award In Apple-Samsung Patent War

Law360, New York (March 21, 2016, 9:43 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to hear Samsung’s appeal of a $400 million judgment that Apple won in the rivals’ acrimonious smartphone patent war, agreeing to consider Samsung’s argument that the damages test for design patents results in “unjustified windfalls” for patent owners.

The high court granted Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s petition for a writ of certiorari, filed in December, which challenged a lower court’s decision that the Korean tech giant must pay Apple Inc. its entire profits from smartphones found to infringe Apple’s design...
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