While that might be good news for Apple, Judge Koh did deny Apple's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung. And with both sides failing to reach an agreement on key patent issues after court ordered mediation did not work, both tech giants are expected to meet in Judge Koh's courtroom at the end of the month for the sequel to the first trial.
Expected to capture the same media attention as the first trial, the second patent trial includes much more relevant devices from Samsung including the still popular Samsung Galaxy S III. Even though it is now two generations old, the handset is still offered by many pre-paid carriers. Because the upcoming trial features more recent models, legal experts agree that any damages awarded could be higher than the amount the jury agreed on in the first trial.