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Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale Quoted in Law360 re Apple-Samsung Case

On March 21, 2016, Ryan Davis quoted Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale in “Justices May Weaken Design Patents in Apple-Samsung Case,” published in Law360.  The article focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to review the damages test for design patents, and Davis noted that the decision further prolonged the “bitter, $400 million smartphone war between Apple and Samsung.”  Attorneys interviewed for the article said the decision had the potential to diminish the power of design patents. 

Jordan Sigale was quoted as saying, “If the court does change the damages standard, it should take care not to undermine the value of design patents….Many design patent owners likely don’t need to recover the full profits of infringers, but they should still be able to get damages that are sufficient to deter infringement….I hope this isn’t a setback for design patent law….The value of design patents is still significant and I hope whatever happens in this case doesn’t negate that.” 

Davis observed, ” While the outcome of the case is difficult to predict, it is clear that the high court’s decision to delve into the closely watched issue will keep the years long battle between Apple and Samsung raging for months to come.”

Sigale concluded by saying, “They’re farther away from a settlement than they ever could have been….We almost have to hear from the court.  It would be a shame if they withdrew it.”


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DC on Film Row is a free event space open to everyone in our community.

We like to say that the space is a “home for creatives and innovators, home builders and the homeless, celebrators and the celebrated” so people understand that we are inclusive and want everyone from throughout our community using our space.

Our goal is to celebrate the incredible diversity of creativity, innovation, and passion within Oklahoma City and to provide a venue—free of charge—to those groups and individuals working to bind us all together and make our home a cooler and better place. No strings attached—no extensive rules to follow. We simply ask that all of our neighbors be honored and that all viewpoints be respected. Our criteria for use is simple: If the event, group, or meeting is something which strengthens our community and brings us all together, the space is available for use.

The space has hosted everything from charitable fundraisers to an underground nightclub party to celebrate Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th anniversary season. We host dinners for the OKC homeless population most Monday evenings where upwards of 250 people are served—we provide the space and soft drinks and a local church provides the food. We’ve hosted university planning retreats and monthly local rock concerts.

Every Wednesday, we open up the courtyard for lunch, invite a local food truck to set up outside our gates, and welcome our downtown neighbors into the space for a bit of socialization.

Our never-ending soda fountain seems to be the biggest hit with some of our neighbors while others spend time playing pool or simply chatting about what is happening on the weekend.

For October we turn the space into a haunted house and invite the neighborhood children to come out and trick-or-treat.

Got an idea for how to use the space? Just ask us – we’re almost certain to say yes!

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