The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the never-ending patent battle between Samsung Electronics and Apple. In this iteration, Samsung appealed to the Supreme Court a $400 million design patent infringement award upheld by the the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Design patents have become increasingly important over the last decade and should the Supreme Court rule against Apple, the decision would have far reaching implications well outside of this mammoth battle of smartphone giants.
Join us on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 2pm to 3pm ET for a riveting and enlightening discussion with IP industry expert, Gene Quinn, Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and Editor of The Mac Observer and Robert Katz, industrial design expert and attorney with Banner & Witcoff.
They will explore the genesis of the patent battle between Apple and Samsung, asking the question “how did we get here”? In addition to taking as many questions from the audience as possible, discussion highlights will include:
- Primer on design patents and the test for determining if there is infringement
- The positions taken by Apple, Samsung and the Solicitor General at the Supreme Court
- Predictions regarding what the Supreme Court will ultimately decide