Apple and Samsung go head to head in fight that could reshape patent law


Grover Cleveland was president the last time the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case on design patents, but Apple and Samsung forced the issue around 130 years later on Tuesday, when design patent law was again brought before the highest court in the land. 

In one corner is Apple, maker of the iPhone, whose executives believe Samsung owes them several hundred million dollars for copying elements of the iPhones’ design and implementing them in older Samsung phones. 

In the other corner is Samsung, who has already paid the $548 million fine but is looking for $399 million of its money backRead more…

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