Why Samsung should fear a retrial of Apple case

Cory Johnson, Bloomberg West Editor-at-Large, explains how a retrial of the Apple v. Samsung patent case could result in even more being awarded to Apple.

Johnson speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Rewind.”

Why Samsung Should Fear a Retrial of Apple Case:

Direct link to video via Bloomberg TV here.

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  1. I have zero confidence in the American legal system when it comes to patent law. It moves too slow to protect the rights of patent holders. And if the jury can make a mistake like this ao easily, why ahould patent cases even be handled by ordinary citizens in the first place, instead of experts? Also, Judge Koh was overly deferential to Samsung too, so I don’t have much confidence in her faIrness either. I hope I’m proven wrong.

    1. She was overly differential to Samsung? How so? What facts do you base that on? I’m neither a judge or lawyer but I am interested in how you came to that conclusion. Other then you may perhaps love Apple and hate Samsung? But that’s not what I’m talking about. How was she overly differential legally and technically?

      1. How about the decision to delay and delay and delay the justice until it just didn’t matter anymore?

        How about not penalizing Samsung when they defied court orders to release information on the web?

        How about denying Apple from adding other major infractions just because of some stupid timing error?

        How about thinking that $599m is the appropriate amount when anyone can see this amounts to less than 5% of actual Samsung revenues from infringed devices. Do you really think only 5 out of every 100 phones sold by Samsung were because of the copying? Really?

      2. Overly differential? Answer here:

        Nokia files amicus brief supporting Apple’s pursuit of permanent injunction against Samsung
        Wednesday, March 6, 2013 · 11:28 am

        “Apple is appealing Judge Koh’s mid-December denial of a permanent injunction against multiple Samsung products over half a dozen intellectual property rights (mostly patents) a jury found Samsung to have infringed.”

        Read more at http://macdailynews.com/2013/03/06/nokia-files-amicus-brief-supporting-apples-pursuit-of-permanent-injunction-against-samsung/#QIovroJAYeK6QUO4.99

      3. How about the fact that she refused to triple damages because in her estimation Samsung did not “wilfully” infringe on Apple’s patents. What? They accidentally infringed?

    2. I don’t think you’d want the system we have in the UK where the judge sits without a jury and then makes a judgement – shortly before being engaged on a lucrative contract by one of the parties involved in that case.

  2. How dumb is the guy on the left? He actually said “So you’re saying Apple could have had to pay more money? Apple pay. This after a simple and clear explanation of results of the Apple Samsung trial that initially awarded Apple $1.5 billion. It is sad to think people pay attention to any thing that guy says.

    1. I caught that too. What a dumb fuck! Cory Johnson is a very good reporter. I have watched him for years. Competent, thorough and very fair. And certainly up to speed on Apple. Not a fanboy but a very objective reporter. He knows his shit. And notice how careful and deliberate he delivers his report. Bloomberg has some very good reporters. And their share of knuckleheads too. The same as CNBC and Fox business network.

      1. And did you also catch when the other guy said he didn’t understand the details of the patent trials he covered a few years ago, either?………Some reporter eh!!!!!!!

  3. what is the purpose of a retrial? a re-retrial? then a re-re-retrial? A jury made a conscientious decision that was handed down through due process, Lucy “I’m A Star!” Koh has merely negated justice.

  4. Always hope wish our judges everywhere in the workd are like the bible described King Solomon, who has wisdom in xraying for the plain truth.

    Arguments? Debate and reasoning? When your heart is close to the universe (which nowadays can’t expect from our “supreme” judges), you know Samsung is a shameless slavish copier of Apple’s products. Period. They think people are dumb (which we are I guess, worse with Judge Koh for sure) and can’t understand what is an inspired product and what is a copied product.

  5. Why should Samsung care? These lawsuits are all part of their marketing budget and business plan… Ape popular designs, trick unsuspecting consumers, build brand awareness, then move onto the next thing while being sued. Pay a billion dollars while making billions and billions more.

    NOTHING is going to come from these types lawsuits unless the awarded amount REALLY hurts. Make them pay royalties on all devices from the same product line for as long as that product line is still being sold… In other words, make Samsung pay royalties on every Galaxy device they sell since they built that brand off of Apple’s design.

  6. If you don’t have flash installed and want to watch the video, in Safari just enable the Debug menu and then from the Debug menu, change your User Agent to “iPad”. The page will reload and the HTML5 video feed will show from Bloomberg.

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