CAFC on Apple v. Samsung on 18 May 2015
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.
**See also New York Times article
Appeals Court Upholds Apple’s Patent Victory Over Samsung
which included the text
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