U.S. Supreme Court to hear Samsung’s appeal of Apple design patent case on October 11th

“Back in March, the Supreme Court stated that it would hear Samsung’s appeal in the company’s never-ending design patent battle with Apple. While Apple had urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case, saying that Samsung ‘had its day in court,’ it was revealed on the court’s website today that the case will be heard on October 11th,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac.

“Samsung argues that the lower courts misapplied the law concerning Apple’s design patents in two ways,” Miller reports. “First, Samsung says the judge failed to ‘properly instruct the jury on the difference between functional and ornamental features.’ Secondly, the company argues that the damages awarded were too high.”

“Last month, the United States Department of Justice filed an amicus brief on behalf of Samsung. The DOJ said that the Supreme Court should overturn the appeals court ruling that was in Apple’s favor and send the case back to the trial court,” Miller reports. “While Apple has already received its $548 million from Samsung, the outcome from the Supreme Court hearing could see Apple reimbursing Samsung for part or all of the settlement.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We hold out very little hope that Apple to ever receive even a modicum of justice over the rampant theft of many of their iPhone and iPad innovations.

The fact is that the main reason why Samsung et al. were able to sell phones and tablets at all was because they made fake iPhones and fake iPads designed to fool the unwitting (who are now finally waking up in droves, by the way) in much the same way as how Microsoft et al. profited wildly from upside-down and backwards fake Macs at the end of the 20th century. Google, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, et al. are the Microsofts, HPs, Dells, and eMachines of the new century.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

U.S. DOJ asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling that favored Apple over Samsung’s iPhone copying – June 9, 2016
Apple suggests Federal Circuit panel violated U.S. Constitution in patent fight with Samsung – March 30, 2016
Supreme Court to hear Samsung appeal in Apple patent case – March 21, 2016

White House visitor logs show meeting after meeting between Google execs and top Obama administration officials – May 17, 2016
The Android Administration: Google’s remarkably close relationship with the Obama White House – April 22, 2016
Google averages one White House meeting per week during Obama administration – March 25, 2015
U.S. FTC report details how Google skewed search results in its own favor – March 20, 2015
Google’s antitrust settlement with U.S. FTC reshapes patent disputes – January 5, 2013
The FTC’s missed opportunity on Google – January 4, 2013
Obama to reward Google’s Schmidt with Cabinet post? – December 5, 2012
Consumer Watchdog calls for probe of Google’s inappropriate relationship with Obama administration – January 25, 2011


  1. Samsung takes their case to the Supreme Court. Apple acquiesced to patent troll.

    Samsung firmly committed to winning. Apple wimps out.

    Samsung fights to the end. Apple pays up and runs away.

    1. It’s simply a case of a corrupt and incompetent DOJ under a corrupt and incompetent President. But I’m sure that Apple will get a fair shake with unbiased and honorable Supreme Court judges like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  2. As an answer to MDN’s obsessional compulsive behavior… Here are some other “proofs”

    Apple purposely cheating on ratios

    Apple’s iPhone first prototype:

  3. No soft drink company is allowed to “rip off” Coca-Cola’s trademarked “pinched waist” bottle, but the DoJ and the US Government have let ScamScum (trademarked by Derek Currie) copy just about every iPhone design detail from Apple with no meaningful consequences.

    I have almost no hope the Supreme Court will rule in Apple’s favor.

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