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Apple Seeks Retrial for its Most Recent Court Battle With Samsung

by Sean P. Aune | May 25, 2014May 25, 2014 11:00 am PST


Apple has filed new court documents in California requesting not only a retail of its latest victory over Samsung, but is also seeking a permeant injunction on sales of Samsung’s infringing products in the U.S.

On Friday Apple filed new legal documents that request that all of the Samsung devices found to infringe its patents in the second California trial should be banned from sale as they could do “irreparable harm” to Apple that no monetary ruling could repair.  Apple asked for a similar ruling following its first win against Samsung in front of Judge Lucy Koh, but she declined to put the ban in place.

Also in its 54-page filing, Apple entered a motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) in regards that it feels more of Samsung’s products infringe its patents. Should that not be granted it requested a retrial. The Cupertino company feels that Samsung’s “improper and prejudicial statements to the jury” would qualify for such an action.

Samsung also filed a JMOL as well on Friday, but those documents are currently sealed and it is unknown what its claims currently are.

Apple and Samsung are currently in talks to try to bring an end to all of the litigation between the two firms, but some rumors have indicated that those discussions are not going well. With those discussions not moving ahead smoothly, and Apple having only been awarded $119.6 million of the $2.2 billion is sought in this last trial, the request for a retrial is not a big surprise.

You can peruse the entire 54-page filing below, but it definitely appears that we have not seen the end of these two tech giants spending some time in court.

Apple Motion for Permanent Injunction

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...