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Judge Says Samsung’s Infringement of Apple Patents Not Willful, Denies Bid for New Trial

The judge overseeing the Apple-Samsung case in San Jose denied Apple’s contention that Samsung’s infringement of its patents was willful, but at the same time, she also rejected Samsung’s bid for a new trial.

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Judge Lucy Koh said that the jury’s $1 billion verdict was supported by the evidence, adding that “the trial was fairly conducted, with uniform time limits and rules of evidence applied to both sides.”

“A new trial,” Koh wrote in the ruling, “would be contrary to the interests of justice.”

Both sides are likely to appeal various parts of the verdict, with some appeals in the case already filed.

For those who want to read the whole ruling, The Verge has posted a PDF.


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— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald