"I agree that we should defer to the district court's findings on that issue. I also agree with the majority that the district court erred in its analysis of the validity of Apple's tablet computer design patent - U.S. Design Patent No. D504,889," Circuit Judge O'MALLEY said.
The specific patent is just one of many other part of a larger legal proceeding in California. Last month,Apple and Samsung agreed that their chief executives would participate in settlement talks to try to resolve the dispute.