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

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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108 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, now we know what Sammy will be appealing.

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 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

84. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

She must use an iPhone

34. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I hate her face. iDiot smiling.

41. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

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

73. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

85. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

What a bitch

104. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Invalidated it? That seems heavy handed.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

14. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

wherever, whenever, a copier will remain a copier.

71. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2209; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

26. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

she will validate your life sentence

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No you won't.

86. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

88. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Please, that's just ridiculous.

90. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No he won't.

18. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

38. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

That makes no sense.

76. nortoja79

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

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

72. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

77. nortoja79

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 21, 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.

80. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

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

81. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

3. Rocksteady unregistered

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

4. Rocksteady unregistered

I really can't stand this koh thing

9. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Neither can Samsung.

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