Jan 8, 2016
IP Flow Links – Samsung Seeks to Overturn $120M Patent Infringement Verdict For Apple
Jan 8, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Happy 2016 folks, here’s your IP news update:
- Samsung has urged a US court to overturn a jury verdict awarding Apple $120 million in 2014 for infringing three patents. While in their recent patent infringement debacle, Apple is reportedly seeking $185 million in damages in addition to the $548 million already awarded.
- Valencell is suing Fitbit and Apple for infringing on several of their patents relating to biometric wearable technology.
- Spotify has been hit with a class action suit for allegedly failing to properly license songwriting rights in the United States.
- Agilent Technologies has settled a decade-old patent infringement suit with Enzo Biochem for $9 million.
- Nike filed a lawsuit against Sketchers for infringing on shoe designs of Women’s Flex Appeal, the Men’s Flex Advantage, the Skechers’ Burst, the Girl’s Skech Appeal and the Boy’s Flex Advantage.
- Crocs Inc is suing Colombian retailer Evacol for infringing on their patent for lightweight shoes.
- New York artist Richard Prince, who regularly reproduces images of others in his work, has been sued for copyright infringement by photographer Donald Graham for using one of his photos without permission.
- In an effort to disassociate themselves from the negative press of other self-balancing scooters, Segway filed a trademark infringement suit against Razor and Swagway, two hoverboard-manufacturing companies.