Apple Requests Retrial of Patent Case, Seeks Samsung Sales Ban and More Damages


In the latest patent trial between Apple and Samsung the court awarded Apple $119.6 million in damages, but the Cupertino-based company seems dissatisfied with this month’s verdict.

Yesterday Apple filed documents in court requesting a complete damages retrial. Apple’s lawyers are seeking a retrial regarding all monetary damages for all five patents. The company is looking for a final reward closer to its originally requested $2.2 billion.

iPhone5S_GalaxyS5In addition, Apple filed documents in court to seek a permanent injunction against some of Samsung’s older phone models, including the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, and more. Last month a jury determined that these devices infringe on a couple of Apple’s software patents.

Samsung’s newer devices were not included in the most recent lawsuit, however the retrial could include newer phones and tablets, like the Galaxy S4 and S5.

Judge Koh is hardly going to order a new trial for those reasons. She may make some minor adjustments to the verdict, and then she’ll let the parties appeal the unfavourable parts of the ruling to the Federal Circuit. Thereafter, there may be a retrial — but in the meantime the parties will probably settle because this litigation has become a waste of resources.

Do you agree with Apple’s decision to ask for a retrial in this never-ending patent case? Let us know in the comments below.

If you need some reading material this weekend, FOSS Patents has posted documents containing Apple’s legal arguments.

[via FOSS Patents]

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