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Tech companies and even farmers want Supreme Court to decide Samsung vs Apple patent lawsuit

Samsung wants to end its patent lawsuit once and for all by trying to get the US Supreme Court to take up the matter. It has already been through a very lengthy legal process that involved lawsuits, payment of about half a billion dollars in damages and also a sales ban on some of its devices. It’s up to the apex court to decide whether it wants to take up this case and in order to convince it to do so, many non-profit organizations, tech companies and legal experts have filed amicus (friend of the court) briefs requesting that the Supreme Court consider this patent infringement case.

It’s not that all of them support Samsung’s position against Apple, rather they are aware of the implications of a Supreme Court decision on matters of patent infringement, particularly related to design patents and the damages associated with infringement. The judicial system often comes under fire for not doing enough to stop patent trolls so a decision by the Supreme Court will be a potential game changer. The idea is to throw their weight behind this patent infringement case and ultimately convince the federal government to bring about patent reforms that will prevent patent trolls from making money off of intellectual property. Newegg, a major electronics retailer, filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court alongside major tech companies including Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, eBay and Pegasystems. Even farmers and small businesses have done the same. Samsung and Apple have not commented on these amicus briefs.

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kronicle
kronicle

The overwhelming support for this going to the Supreme Court and only Apple opposes it. Obviously the Supreme Court will be forced to take this case. The result would be the immediate request for a new trial on the remaining patents. Those that haven’t already been invalidated by the USPTO! Fact is those Design Patents Apple won on, turns out…. should have never been granted in the first place. Since they were not part of the original Patent Application. The steps being taken to get this in before the Supreme Court will force the Supreme Court to ask for a… Read more »

Outlaw79
Outlaw79

Apple is so desperate that instead of doing better phones, try to get money from Samsung! It’s a shame for Apple, and shows that Samsung is the number one in the world of smartphones! Apple fu****k you. Samsung is the best.

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

This idea is brilliant, and i hope that this case will reach ICJ or other international court so that this case can be decided globally