Samsung seeks mistrial as damages retrial goes to jury
Judge Lucy Koh vacated $400 million of the $1.05 billion that the jury awarded Cupertino based Apple. Now, Apple is seeking a $380 million award while Samsung believes it is only responsible for an additional $52 million to be added to the $650 million that still remains due Apple from the first trial.
Meanwhile, Samsung requested that Judge Koh call a mistrial after statements made by Apple legal representative Harold McElhinny during his 90 minute closing argument. The attorney said that U.S. television manufacturers ended up going bankrupt because they did not protect their patents. Samsung took this as a racial statement and requested the mistrial, which Judge Koh denied. "I don't think what occurred rises to the level of a mistrial, but some remedy might be appropriate to avoid further issues later on," the judge said.