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Apple versus Samsung smartphone patent trial not over, $533M jury ruling contested

The first round of smartphone design patent litigation between the tech giants isn't over yet —Samsung has moved to toss the most recent verdict.

Apple Samsung litigation



A federal court ruled in late May that Samsung owes Apple more than $533 million for infringing on iPhone patents, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the road for the long-running case. Samsung has filed a post-trial motion asking both to toss the verdict and to reimburse it $145 million.

According to Law360, Samsung believes that the judge should grant it either summary judgment or a new trial. The 34-page motion also argued that the verdict was not supported by the evidence.

In related matters, Samsung is also seeking a refund for $145 million it paid on another patent infringement case involving multi-touch screens and software implementations. The patent in question has been invalidated since.

The Trial



The most recent Apple/Samsung trial wrapped up May 24, when a jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple $533,316,606, for infringing iPhone design patents. That trial was the result of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that kicked the case back down to a lower court for judgment of damages.

The week-long trial, held before perennial Apple jurist Judge Lucy Koh, featured testimony from, among others, Apple marketing VP Greg Joswiak. Apple had sought $1 billion in the case.

What's next



Apple has ten days to respond to Samsung's filing. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for July 26 in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom.