Appellate court rules judge Lucy Koh abused right of discretion by allowing Samsung to sell phones that infringed Apple patents

“Apple should have been awarded an injunction against Samsung in their long-running smartphone patent war, the US court of appeals ruled on Thursday,” Samuel Gibbs reports for The Guardian. “The court of appeals for the federal circuit in Washington DC said the lower court, led by US district judge Lucy Koh, abused its discretion by denying Apple an injunction against Samsung after a jury ordered the Korean company to pay $120m in May last year for infringing three of Apple’s patents.”

“After the jury verdict last year, Koh refused Apple’s request for a permanent injunction to stop Samsung from selling the infringing features on its smartphones,” Gibbs reports. “Apple reiterated its previous comments about the case, saying: ‘Samsung wilfully stole our ideas and copied our products.'”

The two companies are embroiled in a separate case stemming from 2012, which saw Apple initially awarded $930m for Samsung infringing patents and design features, which was reduced by $382m in May this year. The final amount of damages is still in dispute within Koh’s court.

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MacDailyNews Take: The chickens are finally coming home to roost for the incompetent judge Lucy Koh.

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People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

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33 Comments

  1. Someone needs to monitor Lucy Koh’s financial situation for the rest of her life and her family’s lives.
    Samsung could pay off decades or more from now when no-one is watching.

  2. …the lower court, led by US district judge Lucy Koh, abused its discretion by denying Apple an injunction against Samsung after a jury ordered the Korean company to pay $120m in May last year for infringing three of Apple’s patents.

    OH THANK GAWD. I hate that judge. What a mess she’s created. All her fault. Justice deferred. NOT acceptable.

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