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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.
News Byteordered Apple to pay VirnetX about $363,000 daily in interest and damages until the two companies ink a licensing deal for the four networking patents that Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage apps were found to infringe.