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Judge Koh rules that Samsung infringed on Apple patent, while also invalidating a Samsung patent

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Judge Koh rules that Samsung infringed on Apple patent, while also invalidating a Samsung patent
 It was not Samsung's day Tuesday in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom. Apple was awarded a summary judgment for the upcoming patent trial between the two rivals. Koh ruled that Samsung infringed on patent No. 8,074,172 dealing with autocorrect functionality on iOS devices. Koh presided over the original patent suit between the two tech giants, which is running the usual gamut of post-trial appeals and such. The second trial is scheduled to start on March 31st.

In addition to granting Apple the summary judgment for the one patent, Koh also invalidated U.S. Patent No. 7,577,757. This belonged to Samsung and covered the syncing of content across multiple devices. Samsung acquired the patent in 2011 just for the express purpose of using it to take Apple to court.

The first patent suit between the the two firms resulted in a jury award of $1.05 billion for Apple. After noticing some inconsistencies between the amount the jury awarded Apple on some patents, Koh vacated $450 million of the judgment, and a damages retrial was held. Apple was awarded $290 million after seeking $380 million.

You can read Judge Koh's summary judgement order below.




source: Scribd, FOSSPatents via AppleInsider

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posted on 22 Jan 2014, 01:51 3

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5804; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Well, now we know what Sammy will be appealing.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:36 19

27. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Obvious, ruling against samsung is ok but why invalidating samsung's patent. So it shows, patent are valid if US company holds it. Why not judge koh invalidated apple's patent and finish this all drama? bcoz then US company wont be able to earn extra money... capitalism + monoplies + establishments... I just want a cheap good phone, whether copy or not

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:30 4

84. reckless562 (Posts: 772; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


She must use an iPhone

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 05:34 10

34. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I hate her face. iDiot smiling.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 06:54 2

41. androtaku (Posts: 180; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


you should see samsung officer S-hit face walking out from the court

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:08 2

73. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Agreed!! Also, someone should invalidate that (K)oH-Ho(K) {where "K" is silent}

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:31 1

85. reckless562 (Posts: 772; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


What a bitch

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 19:22 1

104. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Judge Koh's biases continue. Samsung should be pushing for a new judge for these cases.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 01:51 9

2. AfterShock (Posts: 2807; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Invalidated it?
That seems heavy handed.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:56 19

12. joey_sfb (Posts: 2932; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Samsung is clearly disadvantage in US patent lawsuit. Apple is given a lot of incentives to pursue this ligation path against Samsung. Look like no settlement would be coming anytime soon.

When China Xiao Ming hit US market with well design cheap android phone what would Apple do. Sue them as well. Lol! Guess so.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:04 5

14. amasog (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


wherever, whenever, a copier will remain a copier.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:02 8

71. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Except the UK, where Apple was forced to publish on their website that Samsung did NOT copy Apple. Seems like Apple only wins in the US, about every other court system in numerous countries they've lost to Samsung.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:57 17

13. cheetah2k (Posts: 820; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


If I ever see Koh in the street, I will punch her face.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:34 11

26. androtaku (Posts: 180; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


she will validate your life sentence

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 05:56 4

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 11473; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No you won't.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:34 1

86. reckless562 (Posts: 772; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


yes he will, meaning that he has a reasonable chance to escape afterwards

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:36

88. domfonusr (Posts: 369; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Please, that's just ridiculous.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:39

90. darkkjedii (Posts: 11473; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No he won't.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:45 4

18. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Those high-paid South Korean executives rolled the dice and lost.

That is what happens when a company like Samsung that is desperate would do.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:32 13

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 2932; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


By now you would know Samsung is a fighter. They earned my respect!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:40 8

30. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Mine too, I never purchased samsung nor its in my wish list at the moment but its my favorite brand

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 05:57 5

38. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


That makes no sense.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:34 1

76. nortoja79 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


? this isn't the ufc bro. a bunch of lawyers in a courtroom does not equal "earning" respect

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:05 2

72. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Samsung is the #1 phone OEM in the world, that's a big loss for them. The small amount they've lost in this case pails compared to the publicity it's given them. After the case went public, their phone sales skyrocketed.

Apple's plan to sue them into obscurity failed miserably, you'd think they'd have figured that out and let it go.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:38

77. nortoja79 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


i can assure you people don't go to a wireless store and say to the rep "i think i'll go with that samsung over there, because they're taking Apple to court"...uhh no. Don't draw conclusions on something absurd...if they're sales went up its because of a new device, or marketing of their product driving peeps to see them at the stores.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:12 3

80. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


This case brought a lot of attention to Samsung's products, can't deny that.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:42 4

81. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


This whole courtroom drama is probably Apple's way to "demonize" the competition while trying to expose "what they fight for." Too bad it's double-edged!

Still waiting for a big win for Samsung.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:00 15

3. Rocksteady (unregistered)


Each time I see her face with the silly smile on phonearena's homepage, I expect bad news.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:00 13

4. Rocksteady (unregistered)


I really can't stand this koh thing

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:36 5

9. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Neither can Samsung.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:37 5

10. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, me too.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:01 12

5. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Whats the point, Apple will always win, US government will never let millions leave america and go to a Korean company, So, A US government employee will have to let apple win everyrhing

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:09

15. roozbeh101 (Posts: 46; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


the irony of her asian face!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 23:21

105. hurrycanger (Posts: 1134; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Asians love iPhones xD

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:37 2

29. androtaku (Posts: 180; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Samsung lose against Apple in Korea as well

copier is copier,u lose no matter where you go

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:45 9

32. wiiandds (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


yeah but apple is a copier too

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 06:53

40. androtaku (Posts: 180; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


anything not copyright protected can be copy,be it apple or sammy

as long as something registered with their own trademark,copyright,patent,you shouldn't be copying without consent

apple,or anyone,can only win a court battle if their design is registered with respective intelectual properties office (it take 3 years on average,to register a patent,its a long a painful process,we should respect that)

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 07:06 3

43. troutsy (Posts: 265; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


You are talking about significantly different things like they are the same thing.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 07:39 3

45. wiiandds (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


eventhough apple got a patent for a cellphone with round corners. we should respect that patent. a lot of apples patents are step up this way, so no matter what you do you will infringe one of there patents. but hay thats just my opinion.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 08:00 3

51. AfterShock (Posts: 2807; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Like 'candy' huh.
Go fly a kit if you can get it off the ground.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:15

57. wiiandds (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


im just saying it works both ways, thats all

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:32

75. AfterShock (Posts: 2807; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


OK, but that patent is great and all till someone like Koh gets involved.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:55 1

63. willard12 (Posts: 798; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Just because a company patents it, doesn't mean they invented it. Can you name 1 thing invented by apple? Since we are on this article, I hope you say Apple invented auto correct.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:56 9

33. SleepingOz (unregistered)


They did win in the UK and some other countries as well, if I'm correct.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:29 5

59. deewinc (Posts: 157; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


In the UK it was worse. Apple was told to place a huge banner on their website apologising to Samsung. How I wish some judge somewhere awards Samsung $1.05B so that both Apple can see into it that they are doing zero work.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:36

87. reckless562 (Posts: 772; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Samsung needs to hire a Hit on that iphone using beyotch

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:46 1

95. domfonusr (Posts: 369; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Um... that's just a little ridiculous.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:03 9

6. thecorrescode (Posts: 26; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


T9 functionality existed before the first iPhone... so predictive text is not so new...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:37 1

89. reckless562 (Posts: 772; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


THANK YOU

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:04 3

7. Rocksteady (unregistered)


To Just.Saying:
That makes sense, I respect your point of view; The matter is more political than just a tech fight between companies.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:32 2

8. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Whoa, as barney said, crazy eyes.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:42 1

11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Sigh...when will this World War A&S: The Koh ends?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:10 12

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2129; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Ever since Obama overruled a LEGAL action against Apple it's been a rigged game between an American company (paying less taxes in America) and an Asian (employing more Americans).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YECcGWN5aY

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:33 6

17. Loubielou (Posts: 219; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Apple will back in Court as soon as Samsung release the New Galaxy S5,to stop it being sold in the US,Just Wish All this Court Cases would be stopped,or Apple join the Tennis Market as there are loads of Courts out there to Play On

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:49 4

21. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


But Samsung already knew this and those South Korean executive who are used to stealing from other companies thought they could steal from Apple and get away with.

If anyone ever reads the industry trade rags, you would know Samsung fights dirty like using privileged information between Apple and Nokia as leverage during Samsung's negotiations with Nokia.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:59 5

64. willard12 (Posts: 798; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Stealing.......did Apple invent auto correct? Or did they "steal" it, patent troll it, and sue?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:12 2

67. willard12 (Posts: 798; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Also, I like how you are attacking S. Koreans when Apple is suing over Google features. You throw the "steal" word around and completely refuse to acknowledge the fact that Steve Jobs says Apple does it.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:45 16

19. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Intellectually dishonest judge.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:51 2

22. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


She is Harvard trained just like President Obama or Ted Cruz.

She had to based her decisions on the Rule of Law, and therefore, she is a straight shooter.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:24 18

23. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Graduation from a prestigious college doesn't make you immune to bias, favoritism or intellectual dishonesty. And really? Ted Cruz?

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