Christa M. Anderson, Keker & Van Nest LLP; Jeff Kichaven, Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation; Joe Re, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP; Michael T. Zeller, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP
Come hear Samsung’s counsel Michael Zeller discuss this important issue fresh off the oral argument before Judge Koh in the Samsung v. Apple case!
The availability of injunctions in patent cases has been a hot topic ever since the Supreme Court's eBay decision, and it just grows hotter. In recent months, the Federal Circuit and renowned jurists such as Judge Posner have articulated standards for injunction requests in today's world of technology-based products, where hundreds or even thousands of patented features may be involved. The recent Samsung v. Apple case involving Samsung’s Galaxy phones has set the latest stage for this issue. The implications of these and other decisions may delineate the very value of patents and patent litigation, since injunctions often have a greater impact and can be more highly prized than money damages in fights between competitors.