A new jury will make that decision for three such design patents, including one covering the rectangular shape, rounded corners and black glass of the iPhone's front face. This will be the third court appearance over the same five design infringements.
They are called "enlisted plans" in Europe and most parts of the world, however "outline patents" in the US.
Samsung made $3.3 billion (roughly Rs. 22,400 crores) in revenue and $1 billion in profit from millions of phones that infringed Apple's three design patents, Lee said. After Samsung agreed to pay some damages, the case went to the US Supreme Court in 2016 and was returned to Koh with an order to revisit a $399 million portion of damages. But, it seems like that Apple is targeting Google by means of Samsung by demanding $1 Billion amount from Samsung.
Samsung then appealed the lower court's ruling to the Supreme Court, attempting to limit the compensation to profits attributable to a specific component patent in question.
Samsung argues that Apple infringed upon patented features used in its tablets and phones.
Under the United States patent law, infringement of a design patent can result in a plaintiff receiving total profits made through the product.
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During the earlier trial, Apple lawyer Seth Waxman argued that the design patent referred to "the thing to which the design is applied", meaning the entire smartphone. Apple was originally awarded $1.05bn in 2012 after a jury found the South Korean firm had infringed several of the iPhone's innovations.
The case is Apple v. Samsung Electronics Co., 11-cv-01846, US District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).
Apple, on the other hand, asserts the article of manufacture is the entire phone. Koh has forbidden that argument on the ground that Samsung didn't raise it in the previous trial or on appeal. This verdict has resulted that Samsung needs to give $930 million to Apple.
Apple has described how the iPhone and overall product design became embedded in the company's DNA. Seeing its market share dwindle and hoping to resurrect its flagging fortunes, Lee said, Samsung copied Apple's emphasis on design and watched as its sales soar once again. But she's blocked Apple's argument that the phones should be viewed from the perspective of a "designer of ordinary skill in the art", saying there's no basis for importing the "person of ordinary skill in the art" to the design context.