STLR Link Roundup – February 17, 2017

Oracle and Google, to be continued… The legal saga between Oracle and Google is stretching into the seventh year. The show started when Oracle stated that Google infringed its copyright by “borrowing” programming codes in building of its Android software platform. Last summer, a jury ruled in Google’s favor and stated that the use of Java API by Google falls under fair use policy. But Oracle promised that this wasn’t the end of the story. And Continue Reading →

Damage Awards in Design Patent Cases

The battle between Apple and Samsung continues. On March 21, 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari limited to the question of damages in the case of Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Apple Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1453 (2016). This is the sixth year that this case has been in court. On April 15, 2011, Apple filed suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy cell phones and computer tablets infringed Apple’s trade dress, trademarks, and utility and Continue Reading →

Damages in Patent Infringement Cases: Design vs. Utility

The drawn-out battle between Apple and Samsung isn’t over yet. The federal court of appeals affirmed that Samsung infringed on a number of Apple’s designs, including the arrangement of the rounded icons on the screen. Apple Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., 786 F.3d 983, 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2015) But Samsung is still fighting the battle. Samsung is trying to argue that, because of basic causation principles, damages should be limited to profits attributable to the Continue Reading →