Samsung leverages jury verdict and preliminary ITC ruling against Apple’s FRAND theories

“We are now less than two months away from the big Apple v. Samsung post-trial hearing at which the parties will try to convince Judge Koh of their positions on what consequences the jury trial should have (or whether there should be a whole new trial, which is Samsung’s preference),” Florian Mueller writes for FOSS Patents.

“Besides issues relating to remedies and ways in which the court might overrule the jury as a matter of law, non-jury claims will also be on the agenda after Judge Koh granted an Apple motion to brief its non-jury FRAND defenses and claims separately from the other post-trial issues and also allowed Samsung to bring such claims,” Mueller writes. “It was clear from the beginning that Samsung’s primary interest was to receive more space for its post-trial argument. Having lost on the vast majority of issues put before the jury, Samsung has so much Rule 50 (overrule-the-jury) stuff to raise that its Rule 50 motion per se just consists of conclusory statements and references to previously-filed documents.”

Mueller writes, “Apple has fewer Rule 50 issues and can afford the luxury of making a more elaborate and coherent case… ”

Much more in the full article here.


  1. Dingdong (aka Samsung) can go straight to hell!

    It sickens me to think that they are enjoying high profits on the backs of Apple Designers and Chinese children.

    Boycott Dingdong, not enough, we need to make the public aware of just how terrible they are. Where is the outcry about Samsung’s Chinese labor practices!

    1. American? Apple is no different than Samsung in that they too use Chinese child labor, they move jobs out of the US as fast as they can so save dollars in the interest of margins etc…

      Hell, Apple does everything it can to avoid paying US Income Taxes at a time where paying their rightful taxes in the US could benefit the US as a whole.

      So enough with your propaganda and self righteousness! It sickens me.

  2. I haven’t bought any Samsung-branded products in two years, and I don’t plan to change that policy in the future. Sure, there are Samsung components in lots of products, including Apple products. But the biggest profit margins tend to be on self-branded products.

    Even if it doesn’t have a material impact on Samsung, I feel a little better each day.

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