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Apple denied retrial in Californian Samsung patent case

Loek Essers | Sept. 10, 2014
Apple will not be allowed a new trial on damages for infringement of its patents by Samsung Electronics, a U.S. court decided Monday.

Apple was also awarded prejudgment interest, which is meant to compensate the patent owner for the use of its money between the date of injury and the date of judgment. Because both parties have indicated that they may challenge the legal sufficiency of the jury's award, it will be more efficient to calculate prejudgment interest after appeal, when the final amount of the judgment is known, Koh said.

Late in August, Koh also denied Apple's request for an injunction on U.S. sales of infringing Samsung products, including the Galaxy S III smartphone because the company failed to convince the court that people were buying Samsung products because of the infringing features. Apple will appeal that ruling.

Following the court's refusal to ban sales of the infringing products, Apple asked Koh last week to award it monetary damages for continuing infringement of three of its patents by Samsung.

The case at issue is second Californian patent case in which Apple has scored a major victory against Samsung. In the last, it won final damages of about $930 million from Samsung, reduced from $1.05 billion in a retrial.

 

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