US judge pleads for world peace in Apple/Samsung legal tussle

US judge pleads for world peace in Apple/Samsung legal tussle

Apple and Samsung need to make peace in their global legal tussles over patents, the judge presiding over the high profile US trial has said.

Judge Lucy Koh is reviewing the case, which saw Apple awarded $1.05bn in damages to be paid by Samsung in August. Samsung is seeking either a new trial or a reduced damages payment. Apple is seeking to permanently halt the sale of eight Samsung products in the US, as well as get the level of damages increased.

Judge Koh is set to make a series of rulings during the coming weeks. According to the BBC, the outspoken judge, whose declarations have been one of the more entertaining parts of the long-running American case, told the two parties: 'I think it's time for global peace.'

Samsung has questioned the legality and soundness of the jury's calculations in determing the damages. Apple has pleaded with Koh not to figure out the jury's thinking based on individual devices. Koh said: 'I don't see how you can look at the aggregate verdict without looking at the pieces put together to make that verdict.'

She added: 'If there is a basis to uphold the damages award, by the record, then I am going to uphold it. But I think it is appropriate to do analysis by product.'

Editor: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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