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More on Apple-Samsung: Though Samsung is appealing to the CAFC, the odds could be tough: an AP...

More on Apple-Samsung: Though Samsung is appealing to the CAFC, the odds could be tough: an AP article notes only 19% of the cases handled by the CAFC in the 12 months ending March '11 were overturned. However, since then, Apple and Research In Motion have managed to get patent-related jury verdicts of $625M and $147M, respectively, tossed out. Expect Samsung to focus on verdict inconsistencies and evidence of prior art (and the jury's possible overlooking of the evidence).
Comments (4)
  • Prior art is a real killer of patent suits.
    27 Aug 2012, 12:31 AM Reply Like
  • prior art would be a killer if the jury didn't also find intent to copy, which, to me, was the biggest bomb shell of the trial
    27 Aug 2012, 12:52 AM Reply Like
  • The damages go to the person or company that owns the prior art not Apple. Or the prior art invalidates the claim by Apple.

     

    If I copy the #2 pencil design and Apple believes their #2 pencil design is really great it does not matter as it has been around for 100 years or so.

     

    I also wonder about the rounded corners versus pointy corners debate. Rounded corners has been applied in all kinds of computer devices. How can that be patented and stand up?
    27 Aug 2012, 10:34 AM Reply Like
  • "I also wonder about the rounded corners versus pointy corners debate."

     

    I wonder about this too. I wonder why people keep saying that Apple patented "rounded corners"? They have no patent for rounded corners, and I think that Samsung's attempt to treat it like that was what this was really about hurt them. The jury was smart enough to see this is not about rounded corners. Based on reaction on the internet, it was a great sound bite, but it must not have stood up under the scrutiny of an actual trial.
    27 Aug 2012, 11:13 AM Reply Like
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