Judge Koh refuses to delay Samsung damages retrial

by: Robert TriggsAugust 23, 2013


You may remember the landmark lawsuit where $1.05 billion in damages was awarded to Apple regarding various patents which Samsung infringed upon. That original sum had subsequently been reduced to $650 million by Judge Lucy Koh, pending a retrial where the jury will decide up on the final amount.

Samsung has been trying to delay the retrial, as there have been recent legal changes to various Apple patents which may affect the ruling. Not to mention that Samsung probably doesn’t want to have to pay out to Apple either. The USPTO is currently re-examining various Apple patents, including one for the “rubber-banding” effect for scrolling at the edges of a screen, and another for its 915 pinch zoom AP patent.

Samsung was asking for a new trial on the basis of these new patent disputes, or in lieu of that, was questioning whether or not it would be able to partially appeal the existing judgement. Both of these options would have added a significant delay to the current case, and despite the various objections from Samsung, Judge Koh ruled that the original retrial must go ahead as planned.

The court date is still scheduled to go ahead in November, when we’ll finally find out just how much Samsung will have to pay Apple.

  • NeedName

    Most ridiculous trial ever! Showed how bad having a USA jury can really be!

    • Luka Mlinar

      Come to think of it shouldn’t the jury be mixed American and Korean. :/

  • blowntoaster

    The trial is a joke…
    absolute Hog wash…

  • RaptorOO7

    Oh Koh She didn’t. Not surprised and Samsung (Google really) has long ago designed around the rubber band issue. This was really a Google lawsuit but Crapple refuses to sue them knowing they won’t win or would be seen as attacking another american company. It’s easier to go against a foreign company and bash them.

  • Boris

    Koh and Obama must be getting something under the table from Crapple.

  • Micro Shaquer

    I wish Tim Cook, Judge Lucy Koh and Barrack Obama must be buried side by side with Steve Jobs.

    Grant them a hell fire.

  • Luka Mlinar

    Samsung shouldn’t pay anything since the game is fixed. Every time Apple loses Obama can just veto it.