An anonymous reader quotes MacRumors:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the design of the iPhone nearly six years ago…according to court documents filed electronically this week… Apple’s damages were calculated based on Samsung’s entire profit from the sale of its infringing Galaxy smartphones, but the Supreme Court ruled it did not have enough info to say whether the amount should be based on the total device, or rather individual components such as the front bezel or the screen. It will now be up to the appeals court to decide.
Apple last month said the lawsuit, ongoing since 2011, has always been about Samsung’s “blatant copying” of its ideas, adding that it remains optimistic that the U.S. Court of Appeals will “again send a powerful signal that stealing isn’t right.”
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