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