If you are following the Apple Vs. Samsung patent trials that the two tech giants are facing in different parts of the world, you would know that Judge Koh at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California just granted Apple one motion and denied five post-trial motions. Among the five denied motions, one was a motion for a new trial. And since that has been denied, will this be the last one of them? Are we sure that Apple or even Samsung will not sue the other one over other patents in the future? Well, that sounds unlikely to me.
Anyway, Judge Koh granted Apple’s motion that sought judgment as a matter of law to invalidate two claims of Samsung’s U.S. Patent No. 7,675,941 for wireless data packet technology. And the denied motions are as follows:
- DENIES Apple’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that Apple’s unregistered iPad/iPad 2 trade dress is protectable, infringed, and diluted;
- DENIES Apple’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes the D’889 Patent;
- DENIES Apple’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that all accused Samsung phones infringe or dilute all Apple’s intellectual property as asserted, and that all acts of infringement or dilution by accused Samsung phones and tablets were willful and induced by SEC;
- DENIES Apple’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that the ’893, ’711, ’460, and ’516 Patents are invalid; and
- DENIES Apple’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that Samsung is liable to Apple for breach of contract and antitrust violations stemming from breach of the ETSI IPR Policy.
We do not know what Apple is going to do after this. But we can just hope that this is will not continue any longer and we will have some peace by not reading any such news every day.
Source: Apple Insider