Supreme Court to Review Apple v. Samsung

March 21, 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C.–We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to review the ruling in the design patent case between Apple and Samsung.  The lower court’s decision hinders entrepreneurship and creates significant barriers for Hispanic and other minority owned businesses, particularly small businesses.  Without reasonable limits on design patent damages, small businesses are at risk of design patent infringement suits and are potentially liable for absurd monetary awards.  Small businesses, including many that are Hispanic-owned, are the engine of our country’s economic growth and a key factor in the economic development of underserved communities.  The Supreme Court now has the opportunity to correct the lower court’s rulings in this case–today’s decision is a promising step forward.