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Judge Says No to Samsung’s Retrial Request Over Apple’s Rubber Banding Patent

Judge Says No to Samsung’s Retrial Request Over Apple’s Rubber Banding Patent

Judge Lucy Koh ruled on Thursday, denying Samsung’s motion to retry a patent case between itself and Apple, based on changes to the scope of the Cupertino company’s “rubber-banding” scrolling patent.

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AppleInsider:

Apple scored another victory on Thursday in the legal wrangling surrounding its lawsuit against Samsung when Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s request for a retrial on the Korean company’s infringement of Apple’s rubber-banding patent, known colloquially as the ‘381 patent, according to FOSS Patents.

The patent covers the bouncing effect seen when a user scrolls to the end of a list of information on an iOS device. The patent was a key portion of Apple’s 2012 patent lawsuit victory over Samsung. The United State Patent and Trademark office had tentatively rejected all claims in the patent earlier this year, but it was confirmed by the agency in June.

Judge Koh also confirmed in the ruling that a limited retrial for the adjustment of damages awarded to Apple will proceed.

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