Samsung: We will appeal

Samsung: We will appeal
Even though the verdict is in, that doesn't mean that the Apple v. Samsung patent trial is over. On Friday night, Korean based Samsung said that it would appeal the decision. Despite what you might think from watching Perry Mason, just losing a case doesn't mean that you can appeal. There has to be a reversible error committed by the judge in applying the law. An appeal can be made, for example, if the judge allowed in evidence that should not have been seen by the jury or did not allow in evidence that should have been seen by the jury. The shadow of Shin Noshibori looms large there.

On the first day of the trial, Judge Lucy Koh even alluded to the appeals process when she heard complaints for the upteenth time from a Samsung attorney about her ruling against the admission of certain pre-Apple iPhone designs made by Samsung. The judge said that she had heard three motions on this issue and then told Samsung's attorney that they now had a record for appeal.

Samsung says that the verdict was not a win for Apple, but a loss for the American consumer and will lead to fewer choices. Samsung's statement included some pretty strong comments on the patent system and Apple. "It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies," said Samsung in an official statement.

Samsung said it would file with Judge Koh some post-verdict motions to overturn the verdict. If that doesn't work, and it rarely does, Samsung will file an appeal with the Court of Appeal. If the latter court believes that Sony's pre-iPhone designs or the slideshow made by Samsung should have been seen by the jury, the court could send the case back to District Court to be reheard. But that is all speculation. Tonight, Apple gets to celebrate while Samsung's attorney's pour over the transcripts looking for the opening that gets them a chance to appeal.

source: AllThingsD

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1. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I hope so...

20. MeoCao unregistered

And now only iPhone can have pinch to zoom in the US?

29. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Well, they're right...Oh well, good luck America, better rack up all the Androids you can cos over the next few months, you're gonna see Apple take HTC and the rest down too. And then it's iPhonation. God bless America.

32. MeoCao unregistered

I think SS can win the appeal, at least at some key utility patents. The jurors are not professionals and uphold the pinch to zoom patent. I think the Court of Appeal will overturn the decision as the evidence of prior art is overwhelming.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17085; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Juries get it wrong sometimes, mainly because they're limited to seeing what the court allows, while we at home get to see even the excluded evidence. OJ got off because Barry Scheck was allowed to tell the jury that dirt in a blood sample could make it read as OJs DNA. Likewise, Apple lawyers were allowed to tell the jury that Apple invented the rectangular phone, that there were no rectangular phones with a large touchscreen an a single home button before the iPhone. Samsung weren't allowed to show the jury the F700, or any of the prototypes they had prior to 2007.

45. MeoCao unregistered

OJ is in jail after all, hopefully pinch to zoom justice will be served.

36. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

not at all… hopefully this spurs samsung to innovate and develop new and exciting technologies as opposed to what apple created… I am pretty sure samsung and htc will be able to make great phones without copying apple...

37. willard12 unregistered

And what did apple create???? Or are you giving them credit for prior art?

41. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

prior art? but they "created" the bounce back feature and pinch to zoom-- personally I am not sure if they did but legally they created it therefore, samsung will have to create something new of their own that is hopefully a better solution

46. MeoCao unregistered

Apple's pinch to zoom patent is the same as some1 patents how to hold a pen in writing. It's intuitive and existed long before Apple found out what touch screen was.

60. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Apple should patent the proper way of holding an iphone. Any other way is illegal with every other device.

75. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well if patenting how to write was possible, yes it would be… if patents were allowed with such cases, it would be a legitimate patent… you cannot have the system in place and then get upset with apple for using it-- from this trial it can be seen that it was the smart thing to do but there are other ways to do zoom such as with buttons, similar to the maps application on android devices

67. Aeires unregistered

Source Apple invented pinch to zoom, please.

74. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i said personally I am not sure but legally they did as they just won the battle over it with samsung-- u can find that in a few articles back

76. Aeires unregistered

77. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

I don't know what to tell you.. either apple filed the patent earlier of this person did not file one… all I can say is the law found apple's patent to be valid, whether it is in reality is debatable… the legal stance is firm without an overruling

48. smartphonelover

Posts: 37; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

You're funny. Cause the Droid Razr Maxx supposedly sold more on Verizon than the iPhone 4S. This will not be the end of Android or Samsung :) Do you really think that we would give up that easily?

61. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Apple can't win pinch-to-zoom. That's on Windows Phone too, which Apple hasn't even touched. Android won't go down.

64. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

anyone who wants one OS to be the only OS sold has more than a screw loose. you have no idea what your talking about.. period.

71. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I have no idea what I'm talking about? What? I just said that Apple doesn't own pinch-to-zoom.

72. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that was meant for fry, not for you :)

73. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Oh, loool. OK.

33. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Samsung nearly had a total shutout, but suddenly needs to appeal their poor performance. If I was Samsung, I would fire the attorneys for being ill-prepared.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's not unfortunate. I don't see RIM, Microsoft, Sony, and a few others getting sued.

53. MeoCao unregistered

Not until their market share reaches some critical level that makes Apple feel threatened.

62. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Microsoft has a deal with Apple not to sue. Sony hasn't made a dent in Apple's wallet yet, and RIM is practically in a coma until BB10 is released. Did you really think this will end here? Apple tried to ban The HTC One X, and now that they've got their ego up , they're gonna try again. I guess Americans just love having a single dumbphone for their choice of phones then...

65. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

a single dumbphone yea, your rooting for the iphone to be the only phone.. so yea, you like just a single dumbphone choice. The rest of us like to have choices .

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Choices are still there. Just don't infringe on patents.

2. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

At this point, I think it's safe to assume that Koh is getting iPaid ....

6. tedkord

Posts: 17085; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't think so. I think she was stung by having the case sent back to her and being ordered to reexamine it. I also think she made sure to leave both sides a lot of grounds for appeal. All in all, I think she just didn't want to decide this case, so she made sure it wouldn't end here.

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