“A week ago the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in a snowplow patent case, Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Buyers Products Company, and (among other things) instructed the district court to grant a permanent injunction it previously denied,” Florian Müller writes for FOSS Patents.
“The per curiam opinion on the issue of injunctive relief indicates that Apple is reasonably likely to win from this appeals court the permanent injunction Judge Koh denied in December,” Müller writes. “There are amazingly striking parallels between the reasoning of the district court that denied Douglas Dynamics an injunction and various positions taken by Judge Lucy Koh in Apple v. Samsung, and — more importantly — between Apple’s appellate argument and the Federal Circuit’s Douglas Dynamics opinion, except that no one in Douglas Dynamics (not even the dissenting opinion!) makes reference to the controversial ‘causal nexus’ requirement, which also bodes extremely well for Apple.”
Müller writes, “If Judge Koh had to rule on Apple’s post-trial request for an injunction again and had to apply the Douglas Dynamics logic, she would have no other choice but to grant Apple a multi-patent permanent injunction against Samsung.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Wake us when the curtain blessedly closes.
It’s amazing and sad when something this blatant takes this long (and counting) to deal with.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]
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Korea JoongAng Daily: Samsung must stop slavishly copying Apple – September 3, 2012
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Convicted patent infringer Samsung acuses Apple of trying to limit consumer choice – September 1, 2012
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Samsung mimics Apple product videos in Galaxy S III promo (with video) – August 24, 2012
Now slavish copycat Samsung attempts to knockoff Apple’s retail stores (with video) – August 23, 2012
Samsung: Shameless slavish copiers – August 13, 2012
Apple attorney: Instead of innovating, Samsung chose to copy iPhone and iPad – July 31, 2012
Apple: Google warned Samsung against slavishly copying our products – July 25, 2012
Now Samsung slavishly copies Apple’s Mac mini – June 1, 2012
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Now Samsung’s slavishly copying Apple’s iPad television ads (with videos) – December 30, 2011
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Why are Apple’s icons on the wall of Samsung’s store? – September 24, 2011
Apple to Samsung: ‘Blatant copying is wrong’ – April 18, 2011
Apple sues Samsung for attempting to copy look and feel of iPhone, iPad – April 18, 2011
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