Apple, Samsung Smartphone Battle Divides Patent World
Law360, Washington (September 13, 2017, 4:31 PM EDT) -- As Apple and Samsung head toward yet another trial in the smartphone patent wars, intellectual property experts are split over the $400 million question at the center of the case — how to calculate damages when only part of a product infringes — as was evident at a panel discussion Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court punted on that question in December when it overturned Apple’s award for Samsung’s infringement of design patents covering certain smartphone features. Rather than pinning down a specific test for calculating damages, the justices ruled on the narrow grounds that Samsung may only have to pay for components of...
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