Justices Question $400M Award In Apple-Samsung Case

Law360, New York (October 11, 2016, 4:08 PM EDT) -- Several justices of the U.S. Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that they do not believe Apple should have been awarded all of Samsung's profits from smartphones found to infringe Apple's design patents, as the court grappled with how to calculate damages in design patent cases.

"A single design patent on the portion of the appearance of a phone should not entitle the design-patent holder to all the profit on the entire phone," Samsung's attorney, Kathleen Sullivan, right, told the justices Tuesday. (AP) At oral arguments in Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s appeal of a jury verdict that awarded Apple Inc. $399 million in the...

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