Apple v. Samsung: Apple argues against SCOTUS hearing the case


Apple thinks it has won. It won’t let Samsung believe otherwise nor will it see to the Supreme Court considering so.

In a brief in opposition against Samsung’s lawyers’ request for a hearing in Washington, Apple believes that the district court ruling on design patent infringement and the resulting damages aren’t worthy of a SCOTUS review.

Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents says in his analysis that Cupertino is backing its opposition with a lot of merit-based arguments, — arguments such as Samsung using its appeal to get away with what the district court ruled as patent infringement or downplaying the existence and importance of “design patent trolls” — not arguments against the case being worthy of getting a Supreme Court look-over.

Samsung is concerned about the validity of the Apple patents that were the basis of its claim — a concern Apple says Samsung has not explicitly appealed.

The Supreme Court has not heard over a design patent case since about 1894.

Source: Apple’s brief, Samsung’s Writ
Via: FOSS Patents


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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.