Quantcast

Apple appeals decision in case against Samsung

By |


SAN FRANCISCO — Apple filed an appeal Thursday of a judge’s refusal to bar some Samsung smartphones from the U.S. market, extending one of several legal battles raging around the world between the two tech giants.

The appeal came after a jury found in August that Samsung infringed six Apple patents and awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages from South Korea-based Samsung.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rejected Apple’s demand that she bar 26 Samsung product from the U.S. market that were found to have used Apple’s technology without permission.

The judge said Apple Inc. failed to prove that it lost money because consumers bought Samsung products due to features first used by Apple such as “pinch-to-zoom.”

Samsung Electronics Inc. has said only three of the 26 products — all versions of its Galaxy SII smartphones — remain on sale.

Samsung is demanding a new trial or a significant reduction of the damage award. The company has said it would appeal if Koh refuses to grant a new trial.

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., which hears most patent appeals, will consider all appeals arising from the Northern California case.

Apple is looking for an increase in damages when Koh rules on that issue.

The world’s top two smartphone companies are locked in legal battles on four continents, with each winning and losing significant rulings.

A second lawsuit in San Jose over Apple’s allegations that Samsung’s newer products infringe Apple patents is set for trial in 2014. Another trial examining Samsung’s claims that Apple violated its patents is scheduled early next year in London.

Earlier, Samsung announced it was dropping it demands that Apple products be barred from European shelves pending the resolution of lawsuits there.








Recent Stories:

Zamboanga folk: Aquino gave wrong info on housing in Sona 1 hour elapsed Solons disappointed Aquino skipped FOI, power woes, poverty in speech 1 hour elapsed In Todd Parr’s world, it’s OK to make mistakes 2 hours elapsed Police cautious on divulging info on slain racer Enzo Pastor 3 hours elapsed Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes southeast Mexico – USGS 3 hours elapsed 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in clash with NPA in Davao del Norte 3 hours elapsed NBI on the verge of solving race car champ Pastor’s murder — DOJ 3 hours elapsed 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test 3 hours elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

  • Tot Khan

    Apple’s new product, Isue.  Pathetic products for pathetic people.

  • 100% freedom of navigation

    IMO: It wasJapan’s NINTENDO’s original idea. All these CP’s today got Nintendo’s idea of encasing animation in a small screen. 

  • Ross Teribe

    wala na talaga ang comapny na ito :) di na nakuntento… halos ng features nila gamit na ng ibang phone before… tsk tsk

    Sue them for LTE and other patent… Ishame



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace