Supreme Court Rejects Federal Circuit’s Basis For Affirming $399 Million Damages Award In Apple v. Samsung Smartphone Design Patent Litigation

Fitzpatrick Case Update
December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016 – The Supreme Court today rejected the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of a damages statute in litigation between Apple and Samsung over Apple’s smartphone design patents, and remanded the matter to the Federal Circuit.  In so doing, the Supreme Court raised the possibility that the $399 million in damages previously awarded to Apple in its dispute against Samsung would be reduced by a significant amount.    

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