Posts by Matt Levy

The Supreme Court Agrees to Review Design Patent Damages Rule

Today, the Court granted certiorari in the Apple v. Samsung case on the question of design patent damages. We filed an amicus brief in support of Samsung’s petition. The Federal Circuit interpreted design patent damages law in a disastrous way. Based on the shape of the outer case of Samsung’s phones, it said that Apple…

CCIA Asks Supreme Court to Weigh in on Apple v. Samsung Case

Last Friday, we filed a brief in the Samsung v. Apple case. The issue we addressed was the proper damages rule for infringement. The Federal Circuit held that Apple was entitled to all of Samsung’s profits for several smartphone models that were found to use some ornamental designs of Apple’s. The rule itself is ridiculous;…