U.S. appeals court reverses part of Apple's $930 million verdict vs Samsung

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Posted: May 18, 2015 9:55 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday reversed part of the $930 million verdict that Apple Inc <AAPL.O> won in 2012 against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS>, saying the iPhone maker's trade dress could not be protected.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the patent infringement violations found by the jury. But the $382 million awarded for trade dress dilution will have to be reconsidered by the lower court. Trade dress is a legal term for a trademark on the way a product is packaged or presented.

(Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)