Judge Says 'It's Time for Global Peace' Between Apple and Samsung

Posted December 7, 2012 at 4:08pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5452 views

At a hearing to consider Samsung's request to overturn Apple's billion dollar victory due to alleged juror misconduct, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh said, "I think it's time for global peace," reports Business Insider.

"Let me hear if there is anything the court can do," she continued. "It would be good for consumers; good for the industry and good for the parties."

Samsung attorney Charles Verhoeven said the company is willing to negotiate a settlement with Apple but "the ball is in their court." Apple attorney Harold McElhinny by urging Koh to back legal "remedies" that would dissuade Samsung from ever copying an Apple product.

"It is the power of this court to establish a line and enforce it," McElhinny argued. "If you didn't see the same case that the jury saw, I am not sure how we get to resolution."

Koh grilled attorneys for more than four hours. She asked Apple to convince her why the damages awarded weren't excessive, questioned the jury's calculations and whether the award should be reduced or whether a new trial should be held to adjust damages.

"I am planning to issue orders in installments, organized by subject matter," Koh revealed. Her decisions on motions will be handed out in the coming weeks or even months.

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Rick - December 10, 2012 at 3:40am
Cool...Tim Crook failed to fool the judge
Luis - December 7, 2012 at 7:10pm
Can somebody explain this sentence? "Apple attorney Harold McElhinny by urging Koh to back legal "remedies" that would dissuade Samsung from ever copying an Apple product." Sometimes i question why I come to this website if, time after time, the writing is atrocious. Was this perhaps taken from another site?
thevmax - December 7, 2012 at 5:06pm
This isn't a marriage, Apple and Samsung probably don't even like each other at this point. Since Samsung was found guilty they should pay the price. It almost seems like Koh was sleeping with somebody from Samsung! WTF !!! -OR- she got a death threat!
no wat - December 7, 2012 at 9:13pm
They found guilty because crooks and bad judgment by jury because evey single cort outside US said they did not copy just in US. Just because apple is American company and has lot of lobbying they can make influence on cort.
Norman - December 8, 2012 at 12:55am
Oh please! Just because other courts rule that Samshit did not copy doesn't mean that they didn't. It's blatantly obvious, even to people who don't follow these two companies. Get your head out of your ass.
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