Today in Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple Inc., __ U.S. __ (2016), opinion below, Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 786 F.3d 983 (Fed. Cir. 2015)( Prost, C.J.), the Court reversed the Federal Circuit. The Court held that design patent damages should be limited to profits attributable to a component of a patented design, where the design is applied to only that component (whereas the Federal Circuit had ruled that damages should be calculated as to the overall patented design).

An excerpt from the Supreme Court opinion is included in the attached Top Supreme Court Patent Cases.