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Judge Koh Rules: Won't Triple Apple Damages; Won't Give New Trial to Samsung Either

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jan 30, 2013.

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    It has been quite some time since we heard anything from the most dominate and long-running story of 2012, the Apple vs. Samsung court war. In our estimation, it was a nice break from the constant roller-coaster of Patent Wars battles, but that doesn't mean news regarding the case can be completely ignored. A new development has finally taken shape today. Judge Lucy Koh ruled on the post trial motions from both camps.

    The good news is the Judge threw out Apple's request to triple the damages because she did not believe Samsung willfully infringed upon Apple's patents. The bad news is she also ruled against Samsung's request for a new trial. Samsung argued the jury process was tainted by the jury foreman, but even if that turns out to be true, the rules of the court will not allow Judge Koh to grant a new trial at this stage of the game, and that particular issue must be taken up in an appellate court.

    At this point this basically means the $1.05 Billion dollar verdict will stand, at least until it is heard on appeal. There were several more issues that were ruled upon during this final proceeding. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    So, for now it looks like the most toxic part of the Patent Wars will fade into a cold war for a while, at least until the appeals process begins in 2014.

    Source: PhoneArena
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
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    Apple....fighting innovation one trial at a time.
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    I'm thinking they'll win on appeal.
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    Crazy this will be dragged out over so long. Foolishness of the highest order. Apple needs to drop all of this and get back to innovation. There was a very good article about a computer company back in the 80s who played the same game and in the end found all of their patents invalidated and their business in the toilet.