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Bryan M. Wolfe
| May 6, 2014
Samsung To Appeal Apple Smartphone Trial Verdict
Samsung will reportedly challenge the $119.6 million in damages Apple was recently awarded as part of the companies’ most recent courtroom battle. A Samsung attorney called the verdict “unsupported by evidence,” according to Bloomberg. According to the report, Samsung will ask the trial judge to reduce the damages, which were awarded on May 2, to zero. If that doesn't work, the South Korean-based company plans on making their case in front of an appeals court. The $120 million verdict is the eighth-largest jury award in the U.S. this year. It is the fourth-largest jury award in a patent case in 2014. Earlier today, Tom Dunham, the jury foreman for the recently concluded trial, said that Apple should be going after Google for patent damages, rather than Samsung. As The Wall Street Journal first noted:
“If you really feel that Google is the cause behind this, as I think everybody has observed, then don’t beat around the bush,” said Tom Dunham, whose job at IBM was to oversee developers expected to file patents. “Let the courts decide. But a more direct approach may be something to think about.”We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. Photographer: Angel Navarette/Bloomberg