After Losing to Apple, Samsung Demands Yet Another Retrial in Patent Infringement Case

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In the famous patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung that has been raging for seven years, Apple finally won. But now Samsung is demanding a retrial and rejects the US$539 million verdict.

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Patent Infringement Case

Image of a courtroom. Samsung demands a retrial in patent infringement case.

In a comment on Reddit, user u/heyyoudvd sums it up:

Allow me to be the first to say “Fuck Samsung”. Seriously, screw them. They are such a weaselly, dishonest company. And if you‘d like to know why I’m using such harsh language, I’ll refer you to this post of mine from when the court case was decided a few weeks ago:

In case anyone is confused about this ordeal, this isn’t a new lawsuit, but rather, a continuation of the same lawsuit that began in 2011. Samsung just keeps challenging it and delaying, which caused it to go on for 7 years.

  1. Originally Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in the 2012 verdict.

  2. Then Samsung managed to bring it down to $930 million.

  3. Then they brought it down to $548 million.

  4. Then, of that amount, Samsung managed to get $399 million vacated, meaning that $149 million would remain, but the other $399 million would be recalculated.

  5. Now this trial was for that recalculation. The result was that $399 million turned into $539 million, meaning the grand total from that original 2011 case sits at $539 million plus $149 million, or $688 million.

  6. Separately, there was another trial a few years back, in which Apple was awarded $120 million from Samsung.

So the grand total here is two separate cases totaling $808 million from Samsung to Apple.

Apple has until June 21 to respond to the motion, and a new hearing has been scheduled for July 26.

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2 Comments Add a comment

  1. geoduck

    Not to turn this political.
    I do wonder why the current POTUS goes after Canada, and Mexico and the EU for trivialities. Details that under scrutiny simply don’t hold up. Yet where we have such a blatant example of an abusive foreign corporation stealing from America’s biggest company and then wasting millions of dollars worth of court time, there has been nary a peep out of him. You want to protect American jobs and industry? Start with Samsung.

  2. wab95

    Andrew:

    The Reddit post does indeed sum it up tidily.

    Samsung appear to be simply following the old adage:

    If at first you don’t succeed, trial and trial again.

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