Beleaguered Samsung’s appeal of Apple’s $930 million award for patent infringement gets underway

“After arguing in district court in San Jose for what seems like a decade now, the Apple-Samsung court battle is moving into the appellate realm,” Ina Fried reports for Re/code.

“An appeals court is due Thursday to hear arguments from both sides in Samsung’s appeal of the verdict from the first Apple-Samsung case — the one that ended in 2013 with Apple being awarded $930 million in damages from two juries,” Fried reports. “‘Samsung seeks to belittle Apple’s intellectual property rights and particularly Apple’s design patents, though it tellingly does not challenge the design patents’ validity,’ Apple writes in its brief in the case. ‘Samsung also tries to downplay the extent of its mimicry, but overwhelming evidence demonstrated that Samsung faced a ‘crisis of design’ and addressed it with shameless copying.'”

Fried reports, “Samsung is also appealing the outcome of a more recent patent suit. In that one, which covered a newer generation of products and went to trial earlier this year, a jury awarded Apple $119.6 million in damages.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Ah, there’s nothing like swift justice, is there?

Justice delayed is justice denied.

An iPhone with a larger screen option will hurt Samsung immeasurably more than myriad, unending traipses through the legal morass.MacDailyNews, May 2, 2014

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  1. Unless the jury relied on false factual information it should be impossible to overturn their verdict. Isn’t that the reason jury trials are requested ?

    Which begs the question:

    Why did the DOJ case go to Judge Cote and not to a jury? Does anyone know?

  2. Appe will just appeal Samsungs appeal that Apple appealed that Samsung went and appealed after Apple appealed the appeal they both appealed when the jury first awarded Apple damages.

    This will wrap up pretty quickly now.

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