Judge Lucy Koh denies Samsung motion to stay Apple patent damages trial

“A federal judge has denied Samsung’s emergency motion to stay a patent infringement damages trial while the validity of a key patent is re-examined,” Steven Musil reports for CNET. “Samsung filed its motion on Wednesday while the jury was deliberating on how much the South Korean electronics giant should pay Apple in addition to the $600 million it already owes from the first trial.”

“Samsung argued that the trial should be put on hold because the US Patent Office was questioning the validity of Apple patent No. 7,844,915, also known as ‘pinch to zoom,'” Musil reports. “Late Monday, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh rejected Samsung’s argument, finding that it would be more efficient for a final judgment to be rendered in the case so that the Federal Circuit, which has jurisdiction over District Court rulings in patent infringement cases, could review the entire case and the validity of the patents involved as soon as possible.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Slavish Apple copier and convicted patent infringer Samsung’s desperation is apparent when they stoop to trying to impede justice via USPTO standard operating procedures.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “boecherer” for the heads up.]

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  1. IF, (will never happen) Apple’s patented pinch to zoom were to be stripped out of EVERY and ALL Android devices…….Android would cease to exist. The damage has been done Unfortunatly. Eric T. Mole is the infringer. I distain that sub human.

    1. I’ve been saying that for years. MS has been too weak for too long to be Apple’s main problem. It’s Google and Samsung.

      I wish they’d actually go after Google in court once these cases are over.

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