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Surname 1Student's NameInstructor's NameCourseDateApple vs. Samsung CaseCase FactsA design patent war between high-technology companies began in 2011 with an Apple, Inc. lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Company files in 2011. The battle for patent rights would increase to over 50 lawsuits across over 19 countries across the world. In regard to the 2011 case filed before a US District Court in San Jose, California, Apple, Inc. alleged that Samsung Electronics Company infringed a number of its intellectual property (IP) rights, including 8 utility patents, 7 design patents, and 6 trade dress rights thus bringing great damages.The court was supposed to decide on the case depending on the scope of patent protection, not on unprotected premises. Therefore, the award of patent infringement calculation was supposed to be based on the entire damage based on the protected patent designs. After deliberating on the case, Apple, Inc. was awarded US$1.05 billion by a jury in a case that the company had otherwise sought compensation of US$2.5 billion in damages. Consult with AttorneyIn the case abovementioned, the companies were battling over the infringement of intellectual property rights. Patent rights form part of the intellectual property law and deal with the protection of scientific inventions as well as a broad range of inventions that include coding, business practices, and among others, algorithms. Generally speaking, a patent is granted to a
Surname 2corporate entity if the invention in question is not a natural object or process, is a new idea, is useful, or is not obvious[Jon97]. Patent infringement amounts to intellectual property theft.In such cases, the right attorney to consult is the Patent Attorney. A Patent Attorney practices in all types of settings, including working with the US Patent Office (USPTO) where heor she reviews patent applications. According to the US Law on Patent Infringement, a fine of upto 250,000 Dollars plus ten year jail-term could be awarded on patent violations exclusive of anyother accrued damage[Wor18]. He or she has an in-depth understanding of all the three types of patent, including utility, plant, and design patents. Therefore, both Apple (plaintiff) and Samsung (defendant) consulted patent attorneys to argue their positions in the case.Informal InvestigationA number of employees from Samsung as well as Apple, Inc. were interviewed. The interviewed employees worked for either company in the design products design and inventions related to technologies in the court dispute. The interviewed employees would become witnesses in the case. Apple specifically presented a 75-page document of witnesses that was otherwise rejected by the District Court.The evidences from interviews would be instrumental in proving patent infringement while some of the interviewees would serve as witnesses. The people who were sought were required to have competent knowledge of the issue under dispute. The plaintiff was also to gather

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