“Jurors in the second trial on May 2 awarded $120 million in damages to Apple over infringement of its patents, while also concluding that Apple infringed one of Samsung’s patents [a standard-essential patent (SEP) which awards Samsung a whopping US$158,400 - MDN Ed. finishing the job of accuracy and contextualization for Bloomberg]. The verdict sets the stage for each company to seek a court order banning U.S. sales of some older devices found to infringe its patents,” Blumberg reports. “Reaching a settlement is ‘impossible’ as long as Samsung refuses to agree that Apple’s participation in talks can’t be used in any proceedings over royalties or possible sales bans, Apple lawyer Mark Selwyn said in yesterday’s filing with U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who has repeatedly urged the companies to make peace.”
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