Judge Lucy Koh Tag

Philip Elmer – DeWitt: [quote] In April 2011, three months before Motorola, Apple (AAPL) filed a complaint charging that Samsung’s smartphones and tablets were infringing Apple’s patents, trademarks and designs. The case went to trial 16 months later, and a jury ruled in Apple’s favor, famously assessing Samsung $1.05 billion in damages. Nearly half a year has passed, and no injunction has been granted, no fines have been paid and the judge has yet to issue a final ruling on the damages. While the legal procedures drag on, Samsung is freeRead More
According to Reuters, Apple loses bid for a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. A U.S. Appeals Court Thursday  denied Apple’s request to ban sales of the Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the case is schedule to go to trial in March 2014.. The panel rejected Apple’s request to impose a sales ban on Samsung’s Nexus smartphone ahead of a trial set for March 2014. Judge Lucy Koh had granted Apple a sales ban last February based on the U.S Patent No. 8,086,604. This patent relates to Siri and unified search functionality. ThisRead More
Writing for Fortune, Philip Elmer-DeWitt highlighted a very suspicious entry on  Judge Lucy Koh page on  Wikipedia , which was obviously edited by a Samsung sympathizer. According Elmer-DeWitt, the paragraph was entered at 8:07 p.m. on Friday  by a user with IP address — [quote] It has been discussed extensively in the Technology Community whether or not Lucy Koh has been completely impartial in handling Apple vs. Samsung. She ordered several preliminary injunctions on Samsung products that were later overturned by other federal agencies or were found to have not infringed on Apples Patents. [15] In addition,Read More
  In one of two rulings on Monday, Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple’s request for a permanent injunction against several Samsung’s devices from sale in the U.S. The devices in question were found to have infringed several of Apple’s patents last summer. However, Judge Koh felt that the features being infringed did not justify an injunction. “The phones at issue in this case contain a broad range of features, only a small fraction of which are covered by Apple’s patents,” Koh wrote. “Though Apple does have some interest inRead More
  Judge Lucy Koh handed down two ruling on Monday in relation to the Apple vs Samsung case in which Apple won $1 billion in damages from the jury. In one of two rulings, Judge Koh denied Samsung’s request for the dismissal of the verdict Apple won and order a new trial based on the misconduct on the jury foreman. Samsung had filed a motion requesting a retrial based on the jury foreman’s failure to declare previous lawsuit with Seagate Technology, which led to his filing for personal bankruptcy in 1993. Samsung allegedRead More

Posted On December 7, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple vs Samsung: Judge Koh’s Ruling Coming Soon

Apple and Samsung went to court on 6th December to argued their case in-front of Judege Lucy Koh. Apple is seeking to have the jury verdict in August upheld with additional damages awarded. On the other hand Samsung is seeking to have a retrial. Judge Lucy Koh has carefully listened to both parties argument and has promised to give her ruling in the coming weeks. According to  Reuters: [quote] Koh began by questioning the basis for some of the damages awarded by the jury, putting Apple’s lawyers on the defensive. “IRead More

Posted On August 22, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple vs Samsung: Revised Final Jury Instructions

One of the biggest case in tech is coming to an end. Judge Lucy Koh has given her final instructions to the Jury. The Jury was handed a document containing a total of 84 instructions to go through. Here is a list of some of the instructions given: FINAL JURY INSTRUCTION NO. 1 DUTY OF JURY Members of the Jury: Now that you have heard all of the evidence, it is my duty to instruct you as to the law of the case. Each of you has received a copyRead More
Just yesterday we reported that Apple has asked for an emergency sanction against Samsung for leaking inadmissible evidence to the press. It is now clear what Apple want this sanction to be. Apple wants Judge Koh to rule in their favour with regards to the design patent claims. Mueller of FossPatent reports: Apple argues that monetary sanctions are not enough for such an attempt to influence the jury and apparently didn’t deter Samsung’s conduct before: the Korean electronics giant has already been sanctioned four times in this litigation, most recentlyRead More
Samsung made a preemptive move to remove local search capabilities from it’s Galaxy S3 smartphone to avoid the phone being ban. This move is as a result of Apple winning preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus Smartphone last month. The Galaxy S3 is known to have the same unify search functionality. FossPatent provided an overview of Judge Lucy Koh ruling at the time. The order stated: On the likely infringement and likely validity of all four asserted patents: “In sum, Apple has shown that claims 6 and 19 of theRead More

Posted On July 23, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple vs Samsung: Legal Roundup

The battle between Apple vs Samsung has began in Australian Courts today. This is were Apple got its first significant victor over Samsung by getting the first Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban down under. Subsequently, Samsung engineer a work around that produced the Galaxy Tab 10.1 N, which went on sale. Slashgear reports, “Apple suing Samsung for their “slide-to-unlock” patent on Samsung products in general back in 2011. Samsung then countersued Apple with a set of 3G patents, these patents being standards-essential patents for technology needed for a device to be known asRead More