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Reuters: U.S. Court Rules Samsung Did Not Intentionally Infringe on Apple Copyrights
/ January 30, 2013 3:10 pm

Reuters reports that South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung did not willfully infringe on certain Apple Inc. patents, a U.S. federal court has ruled. The ruling brings an end to Apple’s quest for $1.05 billion in damages that it was awarded last August by a U.S. jury.  U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh said, “To the extent that Apple does address lost downstream sales, Apple discusses only Samsung’s gains and makes no attempt to identify any specific losses Apple has suffered.”  Koh also said that the court could not enhance the damages “given that Apple has not clearly shown how it has in fact been undercompensated for the losses it has suffered due to Samsung’s dilution of its trade dress,” or, the look and feel of its products. Koh additionally denied requests from both Samsung and Apple for a new trial.  Read more

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