A federal judge has decided to block Samsung from setting up a new patent trial regarding Apple’s “bounce-back patent.” The bounce-back patent was one of the key patents that Apple used against Samsung last year in a major trial. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling late last night, denying Samsung’s motion for a new trial. Samsung filed the motion back in July.
Apple accused Samsung of violating over 20 Samsung smartphones and tablets of infringing on Apple’s ‘381 patent, also known as patent number 7,469,381, which covers “List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display.”
A jury ruled that Samsung infringed on the ‘381 patent on 18 of their products last year. The jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages as a result. The damages award was reduced by $450.5 million and a new trial has been ordered on the damages. The new trial is set for November.