“Apple Inc. nailed its landmark victory over Samsung Electronics Co. last week by distilling a complex tussle over patents into a clear story line that cast Apple as the good guy, and put its South Korean rival in a defensive crouch,” Jennifer Smith and Steve Eder report for The Wall Street Journal.
“Both sides enlisted some of the top intellectual-property lawyers in the country, racking up tens of millions of dollars in attorneys fees, according to estimates by legal experts,” Smith and Eder report. “Morrison & Foerster LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP headed up Apple’s legal team, while Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP represented Samsung.”
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Smith and Eder report, “To prove that Samsung intentionally copied the iconic iPhone and iPad, Apple’s lawyers produced a slew of witnesses, including a veteran designer for the company who said Samsung had ‘ripped off’ Apple. Bolstering their testimony: a chart that showed Samsung phones before and after the iPhone’s debut, and an internal Samsung report dissecting the iPhone’s ‘beautiful design’ and ‘easy to copy’ hardware. ‘All of that makes it pretty clear that at some level Samsung set out to imitate Apple’s product,’ said Mark Lemley, a professor at Stanford Law School.”
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