Judge denies Samsung a retrial over contentious Apple 'rubber-banding' patent

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Judge Lucy Koh handed down a ruling on Thursday denying Samsung's motion to retry a high-profile patent case between the two rivals based on changes to the scope of Apple's so-called "rubber-banding" scrolling patent.

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Apple scored another victory on Thursday in the legal wrangling surrounding its lawsuit against Samsung when Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung's request for a retrial on the Korean company's infringement of Apple's rubber-banding patent, known colloquially as the '381 patent, according to FOSS Patents.

The patent, which covers the rebounding effect seen when a user scrolls to the end of a list on an Apple device, was a key piece of Apple's 2012 victory in the lawsuit. The United States Patent and Trademark office tentatively rejected all claims in the patent in April of this year, but was confirmed by the government agency in June.

In her ruling, Judge Koh also confirmed that a limited retrial to adjust the amount of damages awarded to Apple will proceed. Judge Koh has already cut the award, originally set by the jury at more than $1 billion, by more than 40 percent.

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  • Reply 1 of 17
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,215member
    Let's see Scamsung bounce back from that! :D
  • Reply 2 of 17
    solomansoloman Posts: 228member
    Time to pay the piper.
  • Reply 3 of 17
    dugbugdugbug Posts: 283member


    Tap to document-zoom and the bounce-back patents are quite frankly brilliant (I'm referring to the features, not the patents in and of themselves).

  • Reply 4 of 17
    $2 billion in damages would be nice round figure...
  • Reply 5 of 17
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,215member
    $2 billion in damages would be nice round figure...

    $20 billion ….
  • Reply 6 of 17
    $20 billion ….

    Wouldn't that be nice?
  • Reply 7 of 17
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,687member
    In unrelated news: Sammy donates billions to the DOJ.
  • Reply 8 of 17
    jungmark wrote: »
    In unrelated news: Sammy donates billions to the DOJ.

    Bribing people can start to get very expensive over time..
  • Reply 9 of 17


    They should be forced to pay a fine for demanding an illegal retrial.

  • Reply 10 of 17
    mhiklmhikl Posts: 471member
    Rumour has it LooneyLucy's hub is a recent convert to the Apple way. No hugs & kisses till she sees things his way. Smart husband. :D
  • Reply 11 of 17


    No worries, Sammy! Lucy probably is going for another cut and Apple will end up getting a buck for all their troubles helping Google and Samsung to get where they are today.


     


    But let me share something here. I stopped using / buying any product with Samsung name on it. Forever!

  • Reply 12 of 17
    Wow. Samsung should just shut up already.

    And stop stealing.

    And be glad that the Korean judged helped them out by diminishing the amount of money they have to pay Apple for stealing.

    Then they have the nerve to demand a retrial?

    here is an idea Samsung... STOP stealing from Apple.

    And then stop wasting taxpayer dollars and precious court time with your frivolous lawsuits.
  • Reply 13 of 17
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,215member
    9secondko wrote: »
    Wow. Samsung should just shut up already.

    And stop stealing.

    And be glad that the Korean judged helped them out by diminishing the amount of money they have to pay Apple for stealing.

    Then they have the nerve to demand a retrial?

    here is an idea Samsung... STOP stealing from Apple.

    And then stop wasting taxpayer dollars and precious court time with your frivolous lawsuits.

    I'm just waiting for Toyota / Lexus to start on Kia ….
  • Reply 14 of 17
    The judge did not "cut" the original $1B award by 40%. She found that the jury did something wrong when calculating some of the damages. So, she set aside that part of the award where the jury made a mistake, and ordered a new jury trial for those damages. The new jury could indeed end up cutting the original amount, but it COULD also end up awarding MORE to Apple. It's still TBD.
  • Reply 15 of 17
    rcfarcfa Posts: 763member
    disturbia wrote: »
    No worries, Sammy! Lucy probably is going for another cut and Apple will end up getting a buck for all their troubles helping Google and Samsung to get where they are today.

    But let me share something here. I stopped using / buying any product with Samsung name on it. Forever!

    Guess that means a lot of items, incl. Apple products, or are you just talking about the face plate instead of the guts?
  • Reply 16 of 17
    tylerk36tylerk36 Posts: 1,037member


    Silicon, Silicone rubber?  Rubber rubber, rubber?

  • Reply 17 of 17


    This fight has been ... over-stretched. :)

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