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

Apple Samsung Patent Retrial

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.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.