Both companies are expected to appeal after the judge issues her final order on damages. It’s the last outstanding issue left undecided after the three-week trial in August. Apple thinks it is entitled to more damages.
The Cupertino-based company is already appealing Koh’s refusal to remove the infringing products from U.S. stores. Koh said Apple failed to prove that its features such as pinch-to-zoom were what drove consumer demand for Samsung products.
Samsung, meanwhile, argues that it didn’t get a fair trial in a courtroom less than 20 miles from Apple headquarters. It also argues that the patents at issue should never have been awarded to Apple in the first place.
The legal battle in California is just one of about dozen courtroom skirmishes involving the two competitors vying for supremacy of the $346 billion global smartphone market.
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