Samsung Infringement of Apple Patents Not Willful: Court


Following last year's developments in the Apple vs. Samsung patent-infringement case, which led up to Samsung being ordered to pay Apple over $1 billion in damages, a U.S. District Court in Northern California, San Jose Division took up several post-trial notions by both the companies, one of those being a motion by Apple seeking to triple the damages, arguing that Samsung's infringement of Apple patents were willful.

On Tuesday (29/01), Judge Lucy Koh, hearing the case, struck down Apple's motion, and overturned the jury's ruling on the matter. While the court found Samsung guilty of infringement, it ruled the infringement wasn't willful.

Samsung won some and lost some. Judge Koh rejected its motion for a fresh trial, and invalidated two claims to a wireless patent it holds. Find the ruling here.