Samsung appealed a California district courtís final judgment of the original Apple vs. Samsung patent trial as expected and a day later dropped declared standard-essential patents from a second upcoming case slated to begin at the end of March.

The South Korean electronics company filed a notice of appeal with the federal circuit less than one day after the US District Court for the Northern District of California handed down its final judgment of the 2012ís Apple vs. Samsung patent trial. The Korean company is appealing presiding Judge Lucy Kohís ruling that awarded Apple $929 million as a result of Samsungís infringement of multiple patents.

Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents notes the 2012 Apple vs. Samsung jury trial that originally awarded Apple $1.05 billion is now ripe for appeal after the conclusion of a November retrial over vacated damages due to juror error and a December appeal from Apple over a denied injunction against 23 Samsung devices. Apple ultimately won $290 million from the November action, while Judge Koh recently denied the renewed motion for a sales ban of 23 Samsung products. The Cupertino California company may appeal the injunction decision again if it finds reasonable grounds to do so. Judge Koh ordered a $95.6 million bond he released to Apple as an end to the initial preliminary injunction motion.

As for the second Apple vs. Samsung trial, Samsung recently entered a stipulation dismissing three asserted standard-essential patent claims against Apple, paring the companyís case down to two claims from two patents. In the joint filing, Apple also withdraws its claims and counterclaims pertaining to Samsungís now-dropped SEP claims. The Cupertino California company still has five claims from five patents to assert against Samsung when the second trial begins on March 31.

Weíll just have to wait and see.

Source: FOSS Patents via AppleInsider