Samsung Drops Patents Claims Against Apple; Apple Names Its Amount for Damages

The patent war between Apple and Samsung has been going on since August 2012, when a California jury awarded Apple nearly $1 billion in damages.  But on March 6, 2014, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denied Apple’s renewal for a permanent injunction against Samsung, finding no causal nexus between the infringement of Apple’s patents and irreparable harm to its business.  On March 7, one day after the final decision made by the District Court, Samsung, obviously unhappy about the verdict, filed a notice of appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Apple responded with a notice of cross-appeal on March 11, 2014.  As noted by FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller, a notice of appeal always has the broadest scope, but since appellants usually focus on a limited number of key issues, especially in a complex case like this one, Apple will likely try again to obtain a permanent injunction against Samsung.

 Reference: Samsung Drops Patents Claims Against Apple; Apple Names Its Amount for Damages

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