Judge Koh completes $930 million damage award to Apple, but company loses bid for Samsung injunction
posted by Alan F. / Mar 06, 2014, 5:37 AM
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.
Ouch! That is a huge amount to pay
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 5:43 AM 3
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It will be much smaller by the time is final.
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 6:04 AM 4
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What kills me is Apple wants to add models like the Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note line and more. All of which look and function nothing like an iPhone. In fact Apple is suppose to be releasing new iPhones that will be the size of Samsungs S4 and S5. Well I have had iPhones in the past but never again.
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 12:56 PM 5
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Net worth of free press Samsung got from Apple's public trial: ~$10B Samsung cost for this: ~1B That's 900% return rate, epic win for Samsung. Apple made Samsung famous. Oh yes! :)
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 5:54 AM 9
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Free press? It was mostly negative press. Something Samsung would have loved to have them buried. I don't think Samsung settled with Apple because they really thought they had a chance. If they won, it would have been a tremendous free press for them. Well worth the trial cost. Samsung gambled and lost. It's unfortunate because Apple had the home court advantage. Whether you're an Apple fan or not, you can't deny that the US court system favored a US company.
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 10:07 AM 1
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It was free press. Case in point, sales of the Galaxy Nexus jumped after it was reported that Apple was going to ban Samsung from selling it. Even though SS was on the losing end of the case, it brought about a curiosity of their equipment and sales jumped from the exposure. Exposure is exposure, regardless of why.
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 11:44 AM 2
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There is a famous quote I'll paraphrase here because I can't remember it exactly off the top of my head: The only bad press is when they get your name wrong. For a large portion of consumers, all this did was equate to one of those shopping comparison tools you'd see on a tech product site.
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 10:47 PM 0
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So confused with this case and her judgments....if she agreed to the financial award....how come there will be no injunction? Its like on one hand she agrees Samsung copied, and yet it seems like she disagrees with the no injunction. At times in these trials and others with other companies injunctions took place. I just dont get it.
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 7:09 AM 0
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Because when you are caught speeding just above the allowed maximum, you pay a fine but can drive on, and Samsung's infringement of insignificant patents was viewed as such. If you are caught speeding 100mph over the maximum however, crashing mailboxes and sh*t, that's when you're in deep trouble and banned off the road. Samsung's rows of icons don't belong to the latter category.
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 7:53 AM 3
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APPLE'S new marketing slogan - WE CANNOT BEAT THE COMPETITION, BUT WE SURE CAN SUE THEM!
posted on Mar 06, 2014, 6:14 PM 1
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