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11-16-2013, 01:46 AM #1
Judge Axes Four Patents from Apple vs. Samsung Retrial, One Patent Left in Question
With the Apple vs. Samsung retrial continuing, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh recently axed four patents in-suit from the proceedings worth roughly $114 million. Apple’s Phil Schiller on the other hand further explained how his company was harmed by Samsung’s copycat devices. The one property that remains is the ‘915 patent for “pinch-to-zoom,” which is an important patent, however it may be possible to return some of the lost award from the single patent depending on the jury’s decision.
For those of you who didn’t know, Apple and Samsung are continuing to duke it out at a retrial over damages that Judge Koh vacated in March after she found the Apple vs. Samsung jury to have inaccurately calculated awards applied to 13 Samsung devices. As for Schiller, the Apple executive finished up his testimony saying Samsung’s copying of the iPhone and iPad’s design diluted the company’s cachet. According to in-court reports from Reuters, Schiller hammered the idea that Samsung’s patent infringement hurt Apple not only in the short term but hurt consumer trust in the company. According to him:
It's much harder to create demand and people question our innovation and design skills like people never used to. Samsung] weakened the world view of Apple as this great designer and innovator.
Apple doesn't own a patent on a product being beautiful or sexy, isn't that correct?
The industry does tend to follow trends of products that are doing well.
The witness testimony is to continue and conclude on Monday with final arguments from both parties to be offered on Tuesday. The jury will then be asked to discuss and provide a final verdict.
11-16-2013, 01:03 PM #2
hopefully the pinch to zoom patent will be throw out as well. I hope Sammy's lawyers can and will demonstrate that apple is only interested in harming competition and is just jealous of Samsung's success.
Id show the jurors how apple's own lawyers themselves felt that there was enough differences between the devices and apparently saw the need to introduced doctored photos to make the devices appear more similar than they really are.
NOBODY has ever purchased a Samsung device thinking it was an Apple device (yeah, I know about the BS story from a while back) EVERYWHERE you go to buy these products they are locked away and are given to the purchaser by the sales person (assuming they know a Samsung from an Apple) not to mention those pesky logos and company name on the damn boxes.
*awaiting the trolls & haters to respond*
11-16-2013, 01:38 PM #3
You're the only one I see as a troll. You come to a tech blog for everything apple, (sporting your nifty android avatar) and come up with some crazy information. Just so you know it was samsungs lawyers, not apples that couldn't tell the judge which device belonged to what company. I work in retail and I first hand have had a customer point to a samsung tab and say I want that. After further questioning come to fine out that they wanted the ipad and had no clue that they accidentally chose the wrong thing. With samsung recently in the news for paying off users in blog threads I must question who your real employer is.
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11-16-2013, 05:03 PM #4
This Judge has been after Apple. She has some personal vendetta against Apple.
11-16-2013, 05:46 PM #5
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