Samsung Admits Apple Could Win Big with This
After Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) won over $1 billion in damages from Samsung (SSNLF.PK) in a patent infringement trial in August of last year, Samsung portrayed it as a loss for consumers, while Apple portrayed it as a confirmation of its patent infringement claims. However, barely six months later, Judge Lucy Koh vacated over $450 million of Apple’s award, citing the jury’s use of an “impermissible legal theory.” Although this ruling was initially seen as a setback for Apple, it now appears that it might be an even worse scenario for Samsung.
Florian Mueller at Foss Patents points out that Samsung has admitted in a court filing that, “Apple can seek even more damages on these products in the new trial.” The court filing is related to Samsung’s move for a partial final judgment from the last trial.
As stated in Samsung’s court filing, “The Court should enter partial final judgment under Rule 54 as to all 14 products as to which damages are now finally resolved and as to all of Samsung’s counterclaims, and should order any new trial stayed pending the resolution of appeal from that partial final judgment.”