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Samsung Denied New Trial with Apple Over Bounce-Back Patent

by Ron Duwell | August 23, 2013August 23, 2013 7:00 am PST

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Samsung has had all of its hopes squashed when it comes to its desire for a new patent trial over Apple’s “bounce-back” infringement. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling against a retrial late Thursday night, striking down a motion filed by Samsung in July.

The “bounce-back” patent, or ‘381 patent, allows a document or text to bounce back into position after being dragged from the screen. It was the key accusation from Apple and a leading issue of the landmark case which found Samsung guilty of willfully infringing on Apple’s patents in 18 of its products.

Samsung has denied ever infringing on Apple’s intellectual property, and it asked for a new trial once the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reaffirmed the invalidation of the same patent.

The penalties initially set Samsung back $1 billion, but Judge Koh eventually had the fines reduced to $450.5 million. A retrial has already been ordered to recalculate the damages, which is scheduled for November. Thursday’s ruling came in a routine collection of orders and rules regarding the upcoming trial.


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