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The folks at Yahoo are breathing a bit easier on word today that the Superior Court of Justice for the Federal District in Mexico reversed a lower court’s preliminary damage award of $2.75 billion won in a suit filed by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas. The plaintiffs had sued Yahoo and Yahoo Mexico over alleged breach of contract and lost profits of a yellow pages listing service. The latest ruling leaves intact only $172,500 in damages against Yahoo Mexico. An appeal is possible.
News ByteWired reports that Apple has agreed to the settlement without admitting wrongdoing. It is expected to be approved in the coming weeks.
News ByteITC Judge Thomas Pender has determined that Samsung infringed Apple’s patent on text selection on mobile devices, but did not infringe a second patent which allows a device to detect when something has been plugged into its headphone jack. The full commission must now review Pender’s decision. If it upholds it, Samsung could face an importation ban on infringing devices.
News Bytean $85 million error in the ruling that carved $450.5 million from the $1 billion in damages it won against Samsung last year. In a new filing in its patent infringement case against Samsung, Apple argues that two devices for which damages were vacated were actually rightfully subject to the original $1 billion verdict. It asks U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to reconsider her post-trial ruling and reinstate $85.3 million that a jury awarded it for patent violations related to Samsung’s Galaxy S II and Infuse 4G.