Washington, D.C., partner Bob Stoll was quoted in a World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) article on July 12. The article, titled, “Samsung seeks re-trial over $1 billion Apple lawsuit,” discusses Samsung Electronics’ recent request for a re-trial in part of a patent infringement case brought by rival Apple.

Bob said “When a patent is re-examined at the USPTO, the patent owner can amend their claims or make statements about the claims’ construction. Samsung is saying it now avoids infringement and that the statements Apple made limit the scope of the initial claim and that, as a result, Samsung does not infringe those claims anymore.”

“The court ruled that several of these patents had been infringed and Samsung seems to be looking for any piece of information to cast doubt. This far down the road I can’t see it working.”

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