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Patent retrial could help Apple squeeze even more money out of Samsung

Published Apr 1st, 2013 8:38AM EDT
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Samsung (005930) knows that it’s pushing its luck by asking for a full retrial of its patent case with Apple (AAPL). FOSS Patents points out a recent Samsung court filing that acknowledges seeking a new trial against Apple could lead to Apple seeking “even more damages on these products” than the $1 billion that it originally won in the previous patent trial. Samsung’s acknowledgement of potential risks in seeking a retrial comes just weeks after Judge Lucy Koh substantially reduced the damages the company had to pay to Apple down to just under $600 million. All the same, it seems the company is willing to roll the dice if it opens up the possibility to paying Apple nothing in the ongoing patent dispute.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.