Apple vs Samsung: Judge Rejects Apple Plea for Extra Damages in Patent Suit

By: Gizbot Bureau

The US court has rejected Apple's plea asking to raise damages in the Samsung patent case. The court ruled out the plea as it noted that Samsung did not infringe in patents willfully. The US court, earlier in August, had awarded Apple $1.04 billion for damages.

The U.S court had earlier considered the patent infringement of Samsung willful. The current judgment spares Samsung from a huge loss; else the company would have ended up paying more than thrice of the original judgment amount.

Samsung is now marching ahead in the smartphone market, well ahead of its rival Apple. The same court had also earlier denied Apple's request for an injunction to be imposed on Samsung permanently.

Apple vs Samsung: Judge Rejects Apple Plea for Extra Damages in Patent

The US court also noted that Apple is only discussing Samsung's gains more than its specific losses.

Koh, the judge who heard the case noted that a judgment cannot be passed in Apple's favor as it has not clearly produced the facts and ways it has been undercompensated for the losses caused by Samsung.
The judge also said that the jury which had heard the case earlier had enough chances to compensate Apple for Samsung using its designs. It was alleged that Samsung had copied the designs of iPad and iPhone. The judge also did not accept the plea of both the parties seeking a fresh trial.

Samsung and Apple have been disputing between each other on patent issues, cramming for supremacy in the industry. Samsung stole 30 per cent of the market in 2012 while Apple had to settle for a mere 19.4 per cent.

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