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Apple, Samsung to head back to court in patent case

The federal judge said that the onus would be on Apple to make its case

IANS  |  San Francisco 

A judge hitting gavel with paper at wooden table. (Photo: Shutterstock)
A judge hitting gavel with paper at wooden table. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Tech giants Electronics and will face each other in for another trial looking into design patent infringement as a federal judge has ordered a new trial in the case.

"The judgement was made by Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District for the Northern District of California, with the ruling spotted and shared by patent lawyer Florian Mueller," The Verge reported on Monday.

"and now have until October 25 to propose a date for the retrial, although Mueller suggests there is a 30 per cent chance that the two will settle out-of-instead," the report added.

Earlier in 2012, the lawsuit was settled with a ordering to pay damages to

The federal judge signed an order instructing the two to return to and said that the onus would be on to make its case.

and Apple, the world's top two smartphone makers, have been embroiled in a legal battle called "of the century", in more than 10 countries across the globe since 2012.

First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 21:51 IST
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