Apple and Samsung Head Back to Court on November 12
A court filing obtained by The Verge reveals the new trial date of the ongoing Apple–Samsung patent litigation. On November 12, though, the judge will decide the fate of the $450.5 million of damages awarded by a jury to Apple should stand — originally it was $1.05 billion, but later cut down by judge Lucy Koh.
It came like a bolt from the blue back in March when Apple’s $1.05 billion jury award was reduced by more than 40%, and Judge Lucy Koh ordered a new trial to determine damages.
The document obtained by The Verge reveals that the new trial will take place between November 12 and 18.
In addition, the filing reveals new tweaks, namely that Koh re-awarded the nearly $40.5 million the jury granted the Cupertino company for infringement in connection with the AT&T variant of the Galaxy SII.
Samsung requested the court to put a new damages trial on hold, pointing to two Apple patents called into question, but Judge Lucy Koh rejected the request.
However, she did write into the order that Samsung is entitled to request a stay on the damages until the re-examination process of the patents in question reaches an end.
The South Korean tech giant’s lawyers, on the other hand, fear that Apple might obtain the same or even bigger jury award in damages as a result of the new trial.