Court rejects Samsung’s latest appeal to get out of paying Apple damages
The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to give a second look to Samsung’s appeal of the original jury verdict saying that it violated Apple’s patents for the iPhone.
Samsung was aiming to get the court to reconsider $400 million out of the $584 million that it was deemed the South Korean tech company needed to pay Apple following its first trial way back in 2012.
This is after the jury’s original verdict of $1 billion in damages was whittled down by Samsung already.
A recent spanner was thrown in the works when other Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google and Facebook sided with Samsung, claiming that a win for Apple could stifle innovation. That argument does not appear to have swayed recent court proceedings, however.
If Samsung wants to take its case further (and, let’s face it, this trial is never going to end!) the only course of action left to it is to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The products involved in the lawsuit include devices such as the iPhone 4, which are now hopelessly out of date in a world populated by iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 handsets.
Isn’t there a point at which a company should just admit its wrongdoing and pay what it owes?
Source: Mercury News