Monday, May 18, 2015

Fed Circuit Affirms in Part, Reverses in Part in Apple v Samsung Appeal

Here is a link to the opinion, courtesy of Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Journal.  As of 9 a.m. Central Time, the opinion isn't up yet on the Federal Circuit's website, but it should be shortly.  From the text:
A jury found that Samsung infringed Apple’s design and utility patents and diluted Apple’s trade dresses. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the jury’s verdict on the design patent infringements, the validity of two utility patent claims, and the damages awarded for the design and utility patent infringements appealed by Samsung. However, we reverse the jury’s findings that the asserted trade dresses are protectable. We therefore vacate the jury’s damages awards against the Samsung products that were found liable for trade dress dilution and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
I haven't read the full opinion yet but will be blogging about it sometime today.

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