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Samsung gets partial victory over Apple in iPhone patents case appeal
Samsung gets partial victory over Apple in iPhone patents case appeal

The nearly $1 billion awarded to Apple Inc. by a jury in a trademark and patent case against Samsung Electronics just got sliced by about 40%. An appeals court on Monday rejected a big chunk of the $929 million Apple was expecting to receive. By Samsung's estimates, it should now owe only $547 million, though the final judgment will be decided by a lower court. Samsung did violate several patents but did not dilute iPhone design elements that could not be protected under trademark law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said. Apple had argued that the iPhone’s rectangular design was part of a trade dress, a legal term for design features that...

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