Law360, New York (January 12, 2017, 6:59 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit reopened the patent fight between Apple and Samsung on Thursday, about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Samsung may not have to pay all its profits from the smartphones found to infringe Apple’s design patents.
In a one-paragraph order, the appeals court reinstated Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s appeal and vacated a 2015 Federal Circuit decision that the Korean company owed Apple Inc. $399 million for infringing patents that cover parts of the iPhone design.
In the weeks following the Supreme Court’s early-December ruling, it has been an open question as to how the Federal Circuit will...
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