Samsung seems to be having quite a bad end to the month now that there is practically nothing stopping Apple from collecting on damages due to it. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has rejected Samsung's motion to delay the end of the trial due to the uncertain status of one of the most important patents used against it throughout the entire legal saga.
$290 million in damages yesterday. This all goes back to the case where Apple was awarded $1.05 billion, which US District Judge Lucy Koh later reduced by $410.5 million. At the time Judge Koh said the reduction was due to a juror miscalculation. But while this verdict came yesterday, it seems we are now learning a bit about what convinced the jurors to come to this decision.
come to a close, with the jury awarding Apple $290 million in damages. This is a stark contrast to the original $1.05 billion verdict, and still quite a bit less than the nearly $600 million Judge Lucy Koh later reduced it to.
Google does, and it could get ugly.
Google and some of its Android device partners are currently being targeted by a patent lawsuit ironically revolving around search and advertising, the very heart of Google's business and profits. The plaintiff, in this case, is the Rockstar consortium that outbid the giant over purchasing patents from the bankrupt Nortel Networks.
Samsung submitted to the European Commission (EC), calls for a five year hiatus on filed lawsuits and more open discussions on licensing their patents to third parties.
Samsung and LG who have agreed to put down their swords and instead cooperate and compete on merits instead of getting bogged down in a mire of patent disputes.