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

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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 has been on the team since May of 2015. Before that, he was a production intern, editing and producing the Pocketnow Weekly podcast and also editing other video projects from the team. He is a Emerson College graduate of 2015 with studies in journalism.