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Apple, Samsung face fresh iPhone damages trial: US judge

Supreme Court said damages could be based only on parts of a device that may have infringed patents, not necessarily the entire device

Reuters 

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US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued an order late on Sunday, 10 months after the US Supreme Court set aside a $399 million award against for mimicking the iPhone’s look for its Galaxy and other devices.

The Supreme Court said damages could be based only on parts of a device that may have infringed patents, not necessarily the entire device.

Koh said the jury instructions at the Apple-trial “did not accurately reflect the law” and may have prejudiced by preventing jurors from considering whether any infringement covered “something other than the entire phone.” The $399 million is part of a $548 million payment that made to in December 2015.

had argued that no new trial was warranted, and that the $399 million award should be confirmed. It did not immediately respond on Monday to requests for comment.

Samsung, in a statement, said it welcomed Koh’s order.


First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 01:56 IST
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