U.S. appeals court schedules major Apple-Samsung showdown over patent injunction for August 9

“The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has just given notice of a scheduling decision,” Florian Müller reports for FOSS Patents. “Apple’s appeal of Judge Koh’s December 2012 denial of a permanent injunction against various Samsung products (over half a dozen patents, plus trade dress) will be heard on August 9, 2013(three days after the appellate hearing on the Microsoft-Google cross-appeal of the ITC ruling on Microsoft’s complaint against Google’s Motorola Mobility).”

“For formal reasons today’s notice mentions that ‘the panel of judges that will decide the appeal, upon further consideration, may yet disallow oral argument,’ but this would require a unanimous finding that the appeal is frivolous, redundant or can be decided based on the record, none of which is realistically going to happen in this high-profile case,” Müller reports. “So come August 9, WilmerHale’s Bill Lee will argue Apple’s case for an injunction and Quinn Emanuel’s Kathleen Sullivan will defend Judge Koh’s decision.”

Müller reports, “August 9 will be the most important Apple v. Samsung event in a long time — in fact, since last summer’s jury trial, and it’s arguably even more important because whatever Apple achieved at last year’s trial is meaningless without useful, forceful remedies.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “mks1” for the heads up.]


  1. Heaven help us if this is the same court that reached the decision that said all recess appointments made by Presidents for the last 200 years were illegal.

  2. Just pretend Apple lost this one. Then you won’t be disappointed. We already know there is no justice in American courts…even when a jury hands you the win, you still lose.

    1. Or………. they can stay where they are and continue the rape and pillage that they are a part of. Continue to be a powerful hammer swung by governments and the corrupt. Making unjust behaviour seem just while at the same time enriching themselves.

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