Supreme Court Reverses Apple’s $399 Million Damages Award Calculated Based on Samsung’s Entire Profits on Infringing Smartphone Sales

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, et al. v. Apple Inc.Supreme Court of the United States: Decided December 6, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a $399 million damages award to Apple for Samsung’s infringement of smartphone design patents, holding that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) erred in its interpretation of Section 289 of the Patent Act in its determination of damages.