Posted by HardOCP News 12:02 PM (CST)
Tuesday December 06, 2016
You have to wonder how much money has been spent so far in a case that is essentially about rounded corners and square icons. By the time the award is knocked down to a "reasonable amount" both companies will have more than likely spent more than that on legal fees.
The Supreme Court has weighed in on a patent battle between Samsung and Apple, siding with Samsung by declaring that the patent infringement for an element of a design should be treated differently from the infringement of an entire design. The dispute between the two tech giants isn't about whether Samsung violated Apple's patents, but rather about how much money it's reasonable for Samsung to pay for the infringement.