“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:
Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

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