Monday, July 15, 2013

Major Apple-Samsung showdown due August 9

Two months following the $1.05 billion August 2012 ruling finding Samsung had infringed Apple’s patented technology (non-standard-essential patents, to be precise), the iPhone maker expectedly sought a permanent U.S. sales ban on infringing Samsung devices.
Unfortunately, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple’s injunction request on the merit that it would not be in the public’s best interest to halt handset sales just because Samsung copied a few features from the iPhone.
Shortly after, Apple filed an appeal and today the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given notice of a scheduling decision – the two parties will face each other off again on August 9…

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