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Patent Bolt: Samsung Wins a Design Patent for One of their Galaxy Phones


Earlier this week, the US Patent & Trademark Office officially granted Samsung a design patent for one of their Galaxy smartphones. On the face, the smartphone could either be a Galaxy SIII or Note II design. Yet where the design veers off course is when it reveals its backside design. Either this is a future […]

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FOSS PATENTS: Apple files terminal disclaimer for a design patent the California jury found Samsung to infringe


Apple just notified the court of its filing of a terminal disclaimer for U.S. Design Patent D618,677, which is one of the patents that a California jury found Samsung to infringe. Apple’s notice says: “This disclaimer moots Samsung’s Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law, as set forth in Samsung’s reply brief, that Apple’s […]

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in the U.S. over design patent, Friday hearing surprisingly canceled


The United States District Court for the Northern District of California just became the third court to order a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the second, after the Düsseldorf Regional Court, to do so over an iPad design patent (an Australian injunction, which was subsequently lifted, was based on two technical […]

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