Design protection in South Africa

Design protection in South Africa is awarded based on the article appearance and not the underlying invention of the article. Design protection is cheaper than patent protection and is often in used combination with trademarks, patents, and copyright to gain maximum...

Apple v. Samsung

In January 2007 just before the iPhone was introduced, Apple patented 4 designs for the shape of the iPhone. These were followed by color design patents of 193 screen shots depicting various iPhone graphical user interfaces. It was from these designs along with...

Apple vs Samsung Lawsuit

Case Number: 11-01846 Apple vs. Samsung Location: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge: Lucy Koh Jury: Judge Lucy Koh interviewed 74 candidates to find the final 10 jurors that will have to decide on all the patent claims between Apple...