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Apple is requesting a trial once a Californian jury ordered Samsung to pay the America company $119m (£71m) in damages for infringing 2 of its patents.

Apple had been seeking damages of $2.2bn once accusatory Samsung of repeating 5 patents as well as the "slide to unlock function".

The America company conjointly filed a cease and desist order to forestall Samsung exploitation the patents it had been found to own infringed.

Samsung filed court documents too however the contents haven't been created public.

During the initial trial Apple had suspect Samsung of "systematically" repeating options distinctive to its iOS software system. Samsung denied that it had traced Apple patents and aforesaid it had been Apple World Health Organization was doing the repeating.

The jury found that Apple had infringed some Samsung patents and awarded $158,000 in damages to the South Korean firm.

"Litigation fatigue"

Although the jury found in Apple's favour in respect of 2 of the patents, the damages awarded were abundant not up to the corporate had been seeking.

The verdict would are a blow for Apple aforesaid the BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor, speaking at the time.

"The figure would seem to mirror the jury's belief that Apple's settlement claim was below the belt inflated. Samsung argued right along that it ought to be way not up to the $2.2bn sought, not least as a result of a number of the patents were ne'er even incorporated into the iPhone's software system," he said.

This latest legal step is an effort by Apple to own its damages award accrued however it'd need a brand new trial.

Intellectual property Associate in Nursingalyst Florian Mueller thinks any new trial is unlikely to happen before an charm of the initial ruling.

"The decide could build some minor amendments to the decision then again she'll let the parties charm the unfavourable components of the ruling to the Federal Circuit. Thereafter, there is also a trial." he said.

These requests by Apple mark the most recent instalment in an exceedingly series of legal battles over material possession that the world's prime 2 smartphone manufacturers are fighting for years across several countries.

Two years agone, a separate jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $930m once finding it had used Apple technology. That finding continues to be being challenged by Samsung.

But Mr Mueller thinks Apple is also suffering "litigation fatigue", he recognized that Apple has not filed a America case against Samsung in additional than 2 years.

Apple recently settled a patent row with Google. the 2 corporations had filed many lawsuits against each other however they united to dismiss these cases and aforesaid they'd work along in "some areas of patent reform".
Julia May 26 '14 · Tags: samsung, apple, californian

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