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