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Samsung shares fall after Apple verdict (Quotes: Mark McKenna) Washington Post Aug 27, 2012

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News Article

Publication Date

8-27-2012

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Samsung shares fall after Apple verdict article by Hayley Tsukayama quotes Mark McKenna in Washington Post Aug 27, 201.

Yet while the jury noted some infringement based on hardware design, they also said that Samsung violated Apple’s software design patents — findings that could have wider repercussions for the smartphone market, said Mark McKenna, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, who specializes in intellectual-property law.

“Apple made most of the case about the design patents, but Apple wins on its utility patent claims, which is more significant because it relates to the software,” McKenna said. “Design only goes after the manufacturers, but software goes after the developers and the apps,” he said.