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Historic Jury Verdict Affirms Validity of Three Design Patents Obtained by Sterne Kessler

  • 08.28.12
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

On Friday, August 24, 2012, a Silicon Valley jury found that Samsung infringed six of Apple’s patents and ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages.  [Apple v. Samsung (N.D.Cal 2012)].  To read more about this verdict, download the PDF above.

All three of the design patents found to have been infringed were obtained for Apple by Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox – D593,087 (ornamental design of an electronic device); D604,305 (ornamental design for a graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof); and D618,677 (ornamental design of an electronic device). Among the many firsts that this case recognizes is infringement of a design patent for a graphical user interface.

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