Apple and Samsung return to court to battle over $1 billion verdict

Apple Samsung Patent Dispute

Samsung (005930) and Apple (AAPL) on Thursday return to a San Jose, California courtroom to once again square off in front of U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh regarding an earlier ruling from August, the Wall Street Journal reported. The South Korean vendor is looking to have the federal judge throw out or soften the $1.05 billion in damages it was hit with for infringing upon Apple’s protected technology earlier this year. At the same time, however, Apple is seeking an additional $535 million and is looking to ban 26 infringing Samsung products from being sold in the U.S. Apple recently made peace with HTC through a 10 year patent licensing agreement, which Samsung argues shows that the iPhone-maker is willing to settle and an injunction against its devices is not necessary. Judge Koh can rule on any of the arguments before, during or after the hearing, although both companies are expected to appeal an unsatisfying decision and keep the battle going for many years to come.

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