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Judge Refuses Apple Request For Samsung Ban, But Denies New Trial, Too 156

Posted by timothy
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SternisheFan writes with this news from the Register: "Apple has failed in its attempt to obtain a permanent ban on several Samsung products in the U.S., but Samsung's accusations of jury misconduct have also been rejected. As she has so many times before, Judge Lucy Koh kept things even between Apple and Samsung by rejecting most of their requests. After Apple won $1bn in its patent infringement case against the Korean firm, it set about pursuing another win in the form of permanent injunctions on the products in the case. The fruity firm wanted a California court to stop sales of the Sammy mobile phones and tablets in the U.S., but the judge said the company hadn't done enough to legally support such a ban." More details at Groklaw.
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Judge Refuses Apple Request For Samsung Ban, But Denies New Trial, Too

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  • Re:Thank the ghods. (Score:5, Informative)

    by the computer guy nex (916959) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @11:36AM (#42325841)

    Sad this judge should set a retrial as to how bad the jury screwed up not just with the foreman but as in terms of all the prior art they didn't even bother to look at that instructions said they had to. AN appeal will come from samsung, so as with cases like this its never over for years.

    Sigh, this again.

    The jury ignored prior art only for patents where they found no infringement. It there is no patent infringement, the 'prior art' argument is moot.

  • by dotancohen (1015143) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @11:42AM (#42325917) Homepage

    You need to get out more.

  • Re:Thank the ghods. (Score:4, Informative)

    by jeffmeden (135043) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @12:57PM (#42326769) Homepage Journal

    Unfortunately Steve Jobs is not alive to celebrate his thermonuclear war flops.

    Yeah... they could only squeeze a billion dollars in damages out of that verdict... I mean... it's like a token verdict... I mean, Apple technically won, but reality is the damages they were awarded really means they lost. What can you even buy with a billion dollars these days? a cup of coffee? a gumball? a postage stamp? A billion dollars isn't even worth the ink and paper it's printed on! So maybe they can recycle the paper in the money and get something for their troubles... recycled note pads or something...

    Samsung electronics had $148Bn in revenue last year. So let's just say you earned $50k last year; this is like losing a court case about how your work was supposedly derived totally on the designs of someone else, and you being ordered to pay $335 and being told you are OK to keep "doin' your thang".

    So the question is, how big of a deal is $335?

  • Re:Thank the ghods. (Score:4, Informative)

    by jkrise (535370) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @01:11PM (#42326949) Journal

    Yeah... they could only squeeze a billion dollars in damages out of that verdict...What can you even buy with a billion dollars these days?

    Very true. Which is why the idiot Steve Jobs said:

    "I don't want your money. If you offer me $5bn, I won't want it. I've got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want."

    So the Judge Koh has denied Steve Job's death wish. Besides, as I understand she has yet to rule on the $1 bn damages figure, arrived at by the jury. And again, even if she upholds it, it looks very likely that Samsung would prevail on an appeal, since many of the underlying patents based on which Apple brought this case, are looking very shaky on review, around the World.

  • Re:Thank the ghods. (Score:5, Informative)

    by micheas (231635) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @01:43PM (#42327427) Homepage Journal

    The question "Are you on crack?" was not in response to them wanting to submit a huge amount of paperwork. It was about claiming that they could go through a large number of witnesses in the remaining time and that Samsung should have to prepare for them.

    The game that they were trying to play was to make Samsung guess which witnesses would be called in the last two days. MoFo (Apple's lawyers) tried this because they were getting away with similar tactics leading up to the trial.

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