The Samsung and Apple soap opera continues. This time, we are going back to an old fight that should have already been put to rest. Last year, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung had infringed on Apple’s patents. One particular patent in question, the so-called “bounce-back” patent 381, has been the subject of much contention. Samsung maintains that it never has and never will infringe on the bounce-back patent and wants it removed from the suit.
When the ruling first took place, almost exactly one year ago, Samsung was told to pay more than $1 billion in damages. Judge Koh later reduced the damages owed by nearly half a billion down to $598 million. Koh also order a retrial to determine new damages for the remaining issues.
That trial is set to being in November. In the mean time, Samsung has been hard at work trying to prove to the courts that it did not infringe on patents that were lumped into the overall ruling.
Today, Judge Koh denied Samsung’s request for a retrial regarding the bounce-back patent.
Recalculation of damages on infringement for 14 Samsung devices will take place toward the end of the year. In addition to a number of smart phones, the Galaxy Tab is on the list of devices that will be revised. Damage awards for 14 other devices, including the Galaxy 10.1 Wi-Fi and Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE, totaling $598.9 million, will stand.