Judge Lucy Koh says she's tired of presiding over Apple v. Samsung; new trial begins on May 14th

Judge Lucy Koh says she's tired of presiding over Apple v. Samsung; new trial begins on May 14th
Just the other day, we told you that after an appeals court ruling, the patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung was being remanded to the Northern District of California. At issue is the amount of monetary damages that Samsung has to pay Apple. Originally coming in at over $1 billion, Samsung was able to get the award reduced to a more manageable $339 million. Samsung paid Apple that amount last year. But since the Supreme Court ruled that damages should be awarded based on the particular part infringed on, not on total sales of a handset, Samsung wanted a "do-over" to cut the damages amount by even more. Thanks to the appeals court ruling in its favor, the South Korean company will get that opportunity.

The trial will start on May 14th, and as we pointed out the other day, Judge Lucy Koh will be presiding over it. This will be the eighth year that this case has been active and Koh is getting tired of the whole affair. "I would prefer to not keep doing this until I retire," she said at a hearing yesterday. "I would like this to be some closure for all of us." Koh says that she will not allow for a complete "Do-Over" as far as the damages are concerned. 

While the Supreme Court changed what courts will focus on when determining patent infringement damages (which should result in a refund check written to Samsung by Apple), the highest court in the land did not leave a tutorial on how to compute the award. That task will fall on the district court to come up with, along with an amount that hopefully both Apple and Samsung can live with. This way we might be able to finally say "that's a wrap" when it comes to Apple v. Samsung.

source: CNET

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25 Comments

1. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

The trial couod have been over with of you weren't I tent on screwing over Samsung. So shut up and do your job, or motion the court to move th3 case to another judge. The reason you are tired is because Apple is gonna lose a case the7 never should have won. Or if they do win, it will be roughly what the lawyers need to get paid.

16. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Jesus Christ, butthurt is so strong with this one

20. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That's techie alright

27. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

My name isn't techie. Am sure you can clearly see that.

26. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Butthurt Bout what? It was a frivilous lawsuit to begin with.

2. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

If this is the victory of Samsung, it will be a treason for the country and it's unacceptable #impeachtrump

9. Peacetoall unregistered

The problem with today world is that These type of people can vote.

10. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

She is a Korean, if she makes Apple win she will be a traitor.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

She's Korean American, born and grew up in UShttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_H._Koh

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Way to survive?

25. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

dafuq are you talking about?...

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

^^ Ladies and gents the type of people you dont want in your judicial system

4. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

What phone does she use?

7. GTRagnarok

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

iGalaxy S X

5. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Who started this BS BTW? Apple not having any real patents, and don't wanting to pay the real patents to Samsung invented this disgusting vaudeville. And why not, when have the power of US media and US court on their site? Apple must pay all the damages that made to Samsung. That would be the right verdict. And Koh must be fired.

19. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

With american dominance hysteria and mind set in the government , you can never expect the true justice. The mindset of elite always cast its shadow on institutions and on decision making processes.

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

We're tired of her lack of intelligence, incompetence and bias towards Apple.... Throw her in the fire please!!

12. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

She's even admitted that the jury had previously shown bias towards Apple, yet still accepted their verdict in the case. Should you be a judge if you realize that and still just casually go along?

11. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

You fugitive must support Samsung no matter where you're at. If you're still making that rotten Apple win because you're in the US then you're a traitor.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How ironic she says she's tired of presiding over-the-counter Apple vs Samsung case.... Isn't her incompetence which has dragged this case for so long? Now she's tired? Let her just retire already.

17. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

She's made dubious choices in the case, for example Apple was late submitting evidence for the trial and she allowed it, Samsung was late with evidence and it wasn't allowed. Jury was biased due to improper instructions and she still continued with the trial and later accepted their verdict.

21. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

The jury foreman who pushed for the verdict was a complete liar and clearly had bias for Apple. "More significantly, the brief notes that Hogan disclosed being involved in only one lawsuit—failing to mention that he was sued by his former employer Seagate Technology, a company owned in part by Samsung. That lawsuit, which demanded Hogan pay back certain house payments that Seagate had assisted him with, ultimately caused Hogan and his wife to file for bankruptcy. "Mr. Hogan’s failure to disclose the Seagate suit raises issues of bias that Samsung should have been allowed to explore in questioning and that would have triggered a motion to strike for cause or a peremptory strike," write Samsung lawyers." Between the jury foreman and the judge mishandling so many aspects of this trial it was complete miscarriage of justice. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/samsung-claims-foreman-lied-about-his-past-to-get-on-apple-v-samsung-jury/

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Tired? Wasn't it her arrogant and naive attitude that made this go on up till now? If she just put aside her arrogance, she wouldn't have blocked clear evidence that'll have ended the case years ago: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/07/31/samsung-goes-public-with-excluded-evidence/

22. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This is tiring. Definitely can't deny this. Gawd...end this already.

23. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

That's what you get when you fudge your initial ruling up, Lucy. Years of cleanup work to rectify a whole bunch of decisions not based on the written law.

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