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Apple implores Supreme Court to rule against Samsung’s appeal

It was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that it will hear Samsung’s appeal against damages awarded to Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit. Two weeks ago it officially confirmed that the hearing date for this review has been set on October 11. The question before the Supreme Court is this: Were the penalties awarded to Apple in a California federal court case which found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s design patents excessive? Samsung contends that damages in patent lawsuits concerning complex devices like smartphones should only be based on patented components and not on total profits from sales of devices that have those infringing components.

In a legal brief filed with the court, Apple claims that Samsung has not provided enough evidence to support its claim that design patent damages should only be based on patented components and not on total profits from sales of infringing devices. Apple argues that there is no need for the Supreme Court to send this case back to the lower court for further proceedings as Congress is clear on issues related to design patent damages so the apex court shouldn’t allow Samsung to make additional arguments. Samsung has not yet commented on this latest development, but the company has previously said that a ruling made in favor of Apple is going to negatively effect the economy and hurt innovation.

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wordsley
wordsley

It amazes me how a company like apple, can behave so badly ,and you don’t make any components and don’t have any factories, How can they carry on like this, and the Chinese make lots of components , and Samsung as well ,,,

monkeyboy196five
monkeyboy196five

Apple can innovate if they want, everybody else does. No, the reason why they claim that it will make it difficult for them to innovate is simply because they dont want to innovate before they are ready as they are quite happy selling old tech for an elevated price claiming these are the best devices out there. As long as the products are an improvement on the last gen idevice users will keep buying thus earning apple astronomical profits

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

I think that Apple at the moment are in a position where they don’t need to innovate, they’re almost a parent company that buys (and occasionally allegedly steals) innovations from other tech firms and implements it however they feel in their product. I have a 6s+ right now but providing the note 7 isn’t just a s7 edge with a crippled battery I’ll probably switch to that.

Tom-Helge
Tom-Helge

‘court shouldn’t allow Samsung to make additional arguments’

The question is why?

Is Apple afraid to face more good arguments against Samsung in fear of getting slapped in the face and lose the case because Samsung actually have good arguments or evidences?

Apple can’t just say that Samsung shouldn’t be allowed to make more arguments as long as Apple doesn’t have additional evidences and arguments against that.

If Samsung want’s to add additional arguments into it’s case, they should be allowed to do that without having Apple acting like a court police.