Judge Koh allows Apple v. Samsung II, the thriller with the manila folders

Judge Koh allows Apple v. Samsung II, the thriller with the manila folders
Every great battle has a number of sequels. In boxing, we had Ali-Frazier I, II, III (the Thriller in Manila). In patent trials, we had Apple v. Samsung I and thanks to a ruling from Judge Lucy Koh made on Friday, we will have Apple v. Samsung II, the thriller with the manila folders. Actually, allowing the trial to proceed for a start in 2014 goes against the judge's verbal thoughts. Out loud, she mentioned that she really would have rather waited for Samsung to complete its appellate journey from the first trial.

But the truth is, the main patent at issue in the new trial has nothing to do with the first one, which resulted in a $1.05 billion verdict handed to Apple by the jury. Judge Koh recently cut that award by $450 million and a new trial will be heard on the damages to be awarded on 14 Samsung devices that the jury said had infringed on Apple's patents. The featured patent in the new 2014 case is the infamous '604 patent aka the Siri patent which deals with universal search.

Now that the judge has ruled that the new trial can continue, it is expected to start in March 2014. In ruling that the trial can start before Samsung is finished appealing the first case, Judge Koh made Apple the victor as it was Samsung that wanted to delay this trial while appealing the first decision. Last month, the judge seemed to be leaning Samsung's way.

source: Reuters via AppleInsider

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42 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

When will this battle end?????

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

When Apple and Sammy get tired of it.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

If Sammy wins,I wonder who will be Apple's next target, because we all know that Apple never give up. lol

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Next target should be Stock Markets.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

agree:)

16. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Probably no one. Don't think anyother oem would display the kind of resilience as samsung did.

32. tuminatr

Posts: 1124; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

steve jobs is the guy who wanted this lawsuit with him gone they wont be doing this kind of stuff

33. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Uhhh.......... are you sure is Steve Jobs?

4. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

when people stop buying apple and samsung phones so no money will be budgeted to lawyers

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

that would be impossible...... for Samsung.....

15. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Till Apple becomes not beeing greedy and not beeing rotten, liar, tief etc, see: bit [.] ly/RYzOPP

42. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

When both companies find out they are at the bottom of the smartphone race with Motorola, Nokia, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei, ZTE and others, because both of them spent gobs of their cash reserve on litigation instead of Research and Development...

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Down goes Frazier! ( Samsung) lol

39. SleepingOz unregistered

You can't write a single comment without mentioning your confuse love of Samsung. I know you're one of the biggest Samsung fanboy but this is obssession, dude. You should see a psychologist, seriously.

43. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Sorry bro but both companies will be losers on this one...

5. nikenturd unregistered

This is why Software patents should be abolished and invalidated.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Then you will see significantly reduced technological innovation. Imagine Android stuck in Gingerbread.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am sure software innovation would thrive without really lame patents.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Software patents are what's killing innovation.

29. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

Not abolished, but reviewed.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, abolished. Like they were originally. Software is copyright protected, the coding is protected, but a concept should not be. If we had had this madness 40 years ago, the first person to invent an operating system for a pc would have been the only one. The first word processor. The first spreadsheet program. All would have been trapped, innovation stopped, because a patent on the concept had been allowed.

8. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Yay! Others will capitalize while these bitches fight

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There is some merit to your point. I haven't seen much litigation against other manufacturers while Apple and Sammy are dancing their dance. There has been some sniping around the edges, but the principle action is Apple vs. Sammy.

26. No_Nonsense unregistered

Just because we haven't seen it, doesn't mean there are no battles going on. BB and Nokia, Apple and Nokia have solved their disputes by paying Nokia the royalties. It could be the same between few others.

12. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Neverending story.

17. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

oh snap

18. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

the imperial strike again !!! stop is crap !!!

19. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Koh looks hot,isn't it!!!!that face at da top takes my breath away.....lol

21. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

There have been reports of Samsung "borrowing" Nokia screen technology, most companies don't trust Samsung these days for good reason. Apple is in the best position to threaten Samsung so they do. (Had Nokia been market-leader, they would probably be suing Samsung aswel. You don't become top dog of the industry in such a short amount of time by playing fair.

28. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

it depends on your definition of fair, and what counts as 'blatent copying"

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