Samsung and Apple are about to review their patent trial

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Samsung and Apple are about to revisit their patent trial

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“Never say die” seems the fitting motto for Samsung’s lawful team.  

Samsung and Apple company may soon face each other within court once again to battle over how much cash Samsung owes Apple for obvious infringement.  

In a judgment picked up by Foss Patents, Assess Lucy Koh declared that Apple company and Samsung would head back in order to court with roughly $400 mil on the line, unless the companies decide to negotiate it outside the system.

Apple won a $1 billion common sense off Samsung back in 2012 for many patent infringements having to do with the iPhone. Yet while those patent infringements nevertheless stand, the amount of money Samsung owes Apple company has steadily tapered from that will original 10-figure judgment.  

Samsung did pay Apple $548 mil in late 2015, but the company’s lawful team believed it had an opportunity to reduce that sum, and a Best Court ruling the following year demonstrated it does indeed have a shot.  

Courts initially determined Samsung broken Apple patents while building its smartphone, and, originally, Samsung have been ordered to give Apple the profits through those phones. But the Supreme Courtroom said this thinking was wrong. Instead, the court ruled that will Samsung should only have to pay Apple company for the parts of its phone that will violated Apple’s patents.  

Apple had then tried to tell Koh that, hey, sure, maybe the initial ruling wasn’t totally accurate, yet it’s correct enough that we don’t have to rehash the $548 million transaction. Koh disagreed, and now about $400 million of that $548 million (originally $1 billion) is at stake.  

The two companies now have till Oct. 25 to offer a possible retrial date.

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