Apple Files Cross-Appeal of Final Judgment of its First Apple vs. Samsung Trial
As expected, Apple recently filed a notice of cross-appeal pertaining to the final judgment in the first Apple vs. Samsung California trial. In response to California District Court Judge Lucy Koh’s final judgment of 2012’s Apple vs. Samsung trial, which was handed down last week, Apple is appealing all orders and decisions having to do with the case.
Apple’s appeal applies to the August 24, 2012 trial decision, Judge Koh’s order on the retrial for vacated damages and the court’s order denying a renewed motion for a permanent injunction against 23 Samsung devices, among other rulings.
Judge Koh’s final judgment ultimately awarded Apple $929 million as a result of Samsung’s patent infringement, including $290 million from the retrial over previously vacated damages. The Cupertino California company awarded $1.05 billion by a jury though juror error and appeal detracted from that number.
Last week, Samsung filed its own appeal of the ruling as the case is now ripe for such action following the completion of post-trial proceedings. It’s expected that the case will continue well into the future.
The second California patent trial slated to begin on March 31 will see the companies meet once again in Judge Koh’s court. The most recent development from that case was Samsung’s dismissal of three standard-essential patent claims last week, which brings the Korean company’s assertions down to two clams from two patents. Apple can still pursue five claims from five patents.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens as the ongoing legal battle between the two tech giants continues.
Source: FOSS Patents