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Judge brings in latest Apple vs Samsung rulings

No more cash for Apple
Wed Jan 30 2013, 10:55
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UNITED STATES District Court Judge Lucy Koh has updated the parties on the latest twists and bumps of the Apple v. Samsung patents infringement and damages roadshow.

Judge Koh handed down a number of decisions yesterday, according to a report at Groklaw, before leaning back in her chair and clearing a path for the inevitable appeals.

First, she ruled that the trial was fair, meaning that Samsung won't get a new one from her. There has been some talk about possible juror misconduct, but whatever, the judge is happy.

No more money for Apple is the other big news, and Judge Koh said that Apple did not prove that it had been undercompensated. This means that the Cupertino firm will have to make do with $1bn and not the $2.52bn in damages that it requested.

Judge Koh also ruled that Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple's patents, which makes the eyebrow raised at the $1bn in damages start to rise even further.

Next stop then will be the appeals court, where the patent pantomime will continue.

We've asked both Apple and Samsung to comment on the rulings. So far, they have said nothing. µ

 

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