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Apple wants retrial in Samsung patent case
In the previous trial, Apple had accused Samsung of “systematically” copying features distinctive to its iOS software. Samsung denied that it had copied Apple patents and said it was Apple who was doing the copying. The jury found that Apple had infringed some Samsung patents and awarded $158,000 in damages to the South Korean firm. Apple had been seeking damages of $2.2bn after accusing Samsung of copying five patents.
Now, Apple is requesting a retrial and has also filed a permanent injunction to prevent Samsung using the patents it was found to have infringed.
Apple Insider is reporting that Apple, through court documents, is asserting that any continued sale of Samsung’s infringing product could cause Apple “irreparable harm that cannot be remedied with monetary damages.”
Two years ago, a separate jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $930m after finding it had used Apple technology. That verdict is still being challenged by Samsung.