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Google And Facebook Offered Their Support For Samsung In Its Dispute With Apple

Fresh and interesting article posted on the WIPR about Samsung’s writ seeking to restrict “unjustified windfalls” in design patent cases at the U.S. Supreme Court level. 
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Pressure is growing on the US Supreme Court to grant Samsung’s writ seeking to restrict “unjustified windfalls” in design patent cases, after Google and Facebook threw their weight behind the Korean company in its dispute with Apple.
Both parties filed an amicus brief along with eBay, Dell and HP, arguing that if an earlier decision to award Apple total profits from the sale of Samsung’s smartphone products that infringed Apple’s design patents is left to stand, it would “lead to absurd results and have a devastating impact on companies”.
“Awarding a design patentee the total profit from an infringer’s product when the design covers only a relatively minor portion of the product is out of proportion with the significance of the design and out of touch with economic realities,” the brief continued.
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