Samsung Not Willfully Infringe Apple Patents – Judge Koh
According to a court ruling filed today in San Jose, California, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that has found that Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents.
Last year the jury over the issue found that Samsung had infringed in a $1.049 billion win for Apple last August. Here’s what jury said at that time:
As this is the sum total of Apple’s arguments and evidence that Samsung’s infringement was willful, the Court cannot conclude that Apple has met its burden to show willfulness by clear and convincing evidence.
After this Samsung’s legal team asked Koh to consider whether this should be challenged. Judge Koh agreed. Court concluded with:
For aforementioned reasons, the Court GRANTS Samsung’s motion for judgment as a
matter of law that claims 15 and 16 of the ’516 Patent are not exhausted. The Court also grants
judgment as a matter of law that Samsung’s acts of patent infringement were not willful. However,
for the reasons discussed below, the Court DENIES Samsung’s motion for judgment as a matter of
law in all other respects, and DENIES Samsung’s motion for a new trial.
So, no additional damages will be awarded to Apple. For more information Court ruling is attached in the source link.
Source: Court Ruling Via The Verge