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Battling tech giants Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung both received a slap on the hand this morning for filing excessive paperwork in their ongoing trial, in which a federal jury ruled that Samsung mobile devices infringed upon six of Apple’s design patents.
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Back in August, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh said that the companies’ “legion of lawyers” was overwhelming her and her staff, and just last month, she officially denied Apple’s bid for a permanent sales ban on a variety of Samsung products.
Today’s order threw out four complete documents and parts of another six pieces of evidence from both sides, including comments from Phil Schiller, Apple marketing chief, and Terry Musika, Apple damages calculator. Now it’s just a question of how much Samsung will have to pay out. Apple is keen to add over $500 million in damages to the $1.05 billion judgment, while Samsung, as one might expect, wants to cut a good $600 million.
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