Apple Seeking New Samsung Device Sales Ban in U.S. with Court Appeal
The company will ask a U.S. appeals court tomorrow to block sales of Samsung models a California jury found violated patents for the iPhone’s look and features. Later, a U.S. trade agency is expected to say if it will halt some Samsung imports based on other Apple patent-infringement claims.The trial in question initially resulted in a $1 billion verdict for Apple, although the judge in the case later voided nearly half of the judgment due to juror error, with that portion of the damages requiring a new trial to be revised.
In the original case, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that while the jury found Apple was entitled to monetary damages, there was no basis for a ban on sales of the infringing Samsung devices. Apple's appeal this week focuses on that decision even as appeals on the jury's verdict remain outstanding.