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FOSS PATENTS: Judge denies Apple permanent injunction, throws out Samsung’s jury misconduct claims

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Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung litigation in the Northern District of California, just entered two important post-trial orders. Within minutes of each other, the first order denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung despite a multiplicity of infringement findings by a federal jury in August and the second […]

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The Korea Herald: U.S. judge may cut Samsung damages

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Samsung Electronics Co. may walk away paying less in damages for infringing some of Apple Inc.’s most critical patents. Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge hearing the trial, said that although the jury that delivered the original verdict was precise and consistent in calculating infringement damages for 28 different Samsung products, the method the members […]

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FOSS PATENTS: Judge Koh adopts Samsung’s proposal for discussion of Apple-HTC agreement at hearing

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On Saturday I reported that Apple and Samsung disagreed not only on the relevance of the Apple-HTC license agreement to the injunctive-relief analysis in their case but also on how to express their related views to the court. Apple wanted a pre-hearing exchange of short pleadings while Samsung just wanted to go into the hearing […]

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FOSS PATENTS: ITC staff supports judge’s preliminary finding that Samsung infringes four Apple patents

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On October 24, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the International Trade Commission (ITC), a quasi-judicial agency that can impose import bans on patent-infringing products, made an initial determination (preliminary ruling) according to which Samsung was held to infringe four Apple patents (one phone design patent and three utility patents). Since the summary of those […]

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electronista: Apple and Samsung legal fees slashed by magistrate judge

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Judge: fees excessive, explanations of time spent insufficient Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal of the US District Court of the Northern District of California ordered Samsung to pay $21,554 in legal fees to Apple, and Apple to pay $160,069 to Samsung over discovery violations in the smartphone patent suit concluded in August. Both awards are significantly […]

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c|net: Judge to review whether foreman in Apple v. Samsung hid info

Apple-Samsung jury foreman Velvin Hogan appearing on Bloomberg TV in August.
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Federal District Judge Lucy Koh will “consider the questions” of whether the jury foreman in Apple v. Samsung “concealed information” during the jury selection process and whether there was any misconduct. Koh said she will look into the matter during a December 6 hearing. As part of her inquiry, Koh said she will require Apple […]

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Appleinsider: Judge denies Apple’s request to seal financial documents from Samsung trial

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In an order handed down on Wednesday, Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple’s motion to keep its financial particulars sealed, however the jurist agreed to a temporary stay on that ruling as it pertains to certain earnings and profits numbers pending federal court appeal. The order granted in part and denied in part […]

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FOSS PATENTS: ITC judge postpones preliminary Apple-Samsung import ban ruling by 6 days to October 25

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In a decision made yesterday that just entered the public record today, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender extended the target date for the investigation of Apple’s ITC complaint against Samsung, which was filed in July 2011, by six days from October 19, 2012 (this week’s Friday) to October 25, 2012 (next week’s Thursday). The […]

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