Just like with its first California trial against Samsung, Apple isn’t accepting the results of the latest trial without a fight.
Apple last night filed a motion to ban Samsung devices that infringe on its patents, and Apple also requested a total retrial of the case at the U.S. district court in San Jose, AppleInsider reports.
The second trial between the two tech giants concluded earlier this month with $119.6 million awarded to Apple — a far cry from the $2.2 billion it was initially looking for. The jury ruled that Samsung devices infringed on Apple’s patents around “quick links” (the ability to tap on something like a telephone number in text to make a call) and its “slide to unlock gesture.”
After the first Apple v. Samsung trial in California in 2012, Apple also requested a sales ban on Samsung’s infringing devices. But as AppleInsider points out, U.S. Disrtrict Judge Lucy Koh denied that request because Apple’s evidence didn’t sufficiently prove those devices would harm its business. Apple is relying on similar evidence for this new trial, so there’s little chance the ban would be approved.
Similarly, there’s little chance Apple’s request for a retrial would be granted. Apple claims a retrial is warranted based on prejudicial claims by Samsung to the jury, and it requests the chance to prove willful infringement of more of its patents by Samsung.
In short, don’t expect the legal squabbling between Apple and Samsung to end anytime soon.
Check out Apple’s two filings below:
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