Judge Koh rejects Apple and Samsung's request for a directed verdict on first patent trial, and more

Believe it or not, both Apple and Samsung are still in court, dealing with post-trial proceedings from the first patent trial between the two rivals. That trial ended in August 2012 with Apple winning a $1.05 billion jury award. Judge Koh later tossed some of that award, saying that the jury was inconsistent in its award calculation. A second damages trial awarded Apple $290 million...
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15. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That agreement had the benefit of a legal system with less tolerance for bull manure in Germany, whose judge sent Nokia out of his court.

11. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Maybe Samsung can bribe Judge Koh with a free Galaxy Note 3. It's worth a shot...

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Too late, Apple already give Koh and the jury each a 5S, iPad, rMBP and Mac Pro to . How else would Apple have won this case in the US, yet lost everywhere else, e.g. UK, where they had to publish on their website saying Samsung didn't copy.

12. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

WTF, most of Apple's products are made outside the US and they pull the racist card? It's unfortunate they can't move this entire case outside the US to a neutral country so Apple won't have the luxury of it being in their own back yard, their arrogance is getting severely old.

22. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Sadly, if any of those jurors had a clue they would have realized what BS it was. I mean samsung's "korean", but apple is "american" even though both use china as a source for parts and some assembly?

34. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apple already tried in many other countries and failed. For example in the UK they were order to publish on their website saying Samsung didn't copy them.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17352; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It wasn't the racism card, it was the patriotism card.

16. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

In the 60s as now we the people benefited from competition, not corporations. What killed American TV makers was their poor quality and inefficient cost structure compared to the Japanese makers. What Apple is trying to do is to pull the corporatist card, demanding protection for itself, at the expense of the consumers, who don't get a better product for less, but a mediocre product for more. Weren't for Google and for Samsung, smartphones wouldn't have been the source of innovation and commercial success that they are today. If it depended on Apple, smartphones would be a luxury toy for the wealthy, with no economic benefit to us the people, much like cars were after Herr Benz invented them, until Mr. Ford made them for the masses.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Oh okay, now I see why this one so one sided. The Apple legal team harsh turned it into a patriotic farce. Since human beings tend to make quick judgments, this somewhat explains what I once thought was stupidity by the jury. Okay, maybe Americans aren't as stupid as I once thought.
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