[Ip-health] Apple Samsung Briefing Monday

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Sat Aug 25 09:01:43 PDT 2012


American University Washington College of Law Program on Information
Justice and Intellectual Property faculty Jorge Contreras, Jonas
Anderson and Christine Farley will discuss the Apple-Samsung verdict and
litigation at 12:00pm noon this Monday August 27 at WCL, 4801
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C.  

Jorge Contreras, who researches and teaches on patent licensing and is a
frequent public commenter on the case, will discuss Apple's utility
patent claims. Jonas Anderson, who teaches patent law and has litigated
design patent cases, will discuss Apple's design patent claims. And
Christine Farley, a scholar and teacher of U.S. and international
trademark law, will discuss Apple's trade dress claims.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. A live
webcast will be provided if possible, with the link to be posted at
www.pijip.org. Press welcome. 

BACKGROUND

On August 25 Apple won a stunning victory in its long-running patent
battle with Samsung.  A jury in San Jose, California decided for Apple
on nearly all counts, finding Samsung liable for willfully infringing
Apple's patents covering the design of its iPhone and iPad products, as
well as features like "tap to zoom" and other finger-sliding commands.
Samsung was unsuccessful in asserting its own patents, mostly covering
wireless telecommunications standards, against Apple. The jury assessed
more than $1 billion in damages against Samsung, an amount that could be
further increased by the judge. Even more critically, a hearing has been
set for Sept. 20 to determine whether the court will issue an injunction
preventing the sale of Samsung's products in the US. 

PIJIP faculty will lead an informal discussion of the decision and its
implications for intellectual property law and litigation as well as for
technology markets. Bring your own smart phone/tablet.

PRESS INQUIRIES

For substantive press inquiries about the issues in the case, contact
Jorge Contreras (contreras at wcl.american.edu cell 314-566-6695)



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