Apple Appeals Court Ruling in a Renewed Attempt to Ban Samsung Phones
In a recent court filing, Apple announced its intent to appeal to a ruling handed down from Judge Lucy Koh, denying a Samsung product ban, saying that the issue will be taken to the U.S. Court of Appeals. According to the document which was originally discovered by the folks over at CNET
, Apple has given the Court notice that it has begun the process of filing an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
For those of you who are unaware, in a previous pair of rulings
, Judge Koh denied the Cupertino California company’s motion for a permanent injunction against 26 Samsung phones, while also shooting down a request for a retrial over jury misconduct allegations. Judge Lucy Koh said that she found no causal link that justifies an injunction against the devices a jury found to have infringed on Apple-held design and utility patents. She continued by saying that it would not be in the public’s best interest to cease the sales of Samsung handsets when only a limited number of features were found to be too similar in what would otherwise be seen as complex handsets.
The Cupertino California company’s notice comes just one day after Samsung filed a document informing the court that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidated the Cupertino California company’s “pinch to zoom” patent, which was one of the key intellectual properties that the company used to leverage and reach the $1.05 billion decision in August.
As of right now, Judge Koh is set to make determinations on other post-trial motions in the upcoming days. One of the most important rulings is the one on damages, where Apple wants to see an increase in the payout while Samsung wants them to cut down by hundreds of millions of dollars. The ongoing argument between the two tech giants is set to continue as neither of them are seeing eye to eye on anything.