• SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017

    … As we approach the end of 2016, it’s a good time to look ahead to the cases that may have a significant impact on patent law in the coming year. Here is a preview of some of the important patent decisions on the Supreme Court’s docket for 2017. Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. Over the last 15 years, the Federal Circuit has…

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  • SCOTUS Sides With Samsung

    … In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruledon Tuesday in favor of Samsung in their ongoing case against Apple over design patent damages. The Court’s decision reversed an earlier ruling by the Federal Circuit that awarded Apple $399 million in damages. The central argument in the case was over the language of 35 U.S.C. §289, which stated…

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  • Apple v. Samsung is SCOTUS's First Design Patent Case in 122 Years

    … The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would agree to hear part of an appeal filed by Samsung seeking to overturn a $548 million damages award granted to Apple last year. Aside from finally closing the door on this five-year saga between Apple and Samsung, SCOTUS’s decision is newsworthy because it’s the first case before the Court…

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