Apple v. Samsung is headed toward an incredible fourth jury trial

9 09 2015

In March or April of 2016, yet another jury will be summoned to federal court in San Jose to weigh in on the long-running dispute between the world’s two biggest smartphone companies.

It’s the fourth jury trial between Apple and Samsung in US District Judge Lucy Koh’s courtroom, the judge noted in a scheduling order (PDF) published yesterday. The sole focus of the upcoming trial will be to calculate damages for infringement of Apple’s patents in five Samsung products: the Fascinate, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Mesmerize, and Vibrant. It’s the second retrial focused solely on damages.

Koh’s recent orders suggest she is fed up with the intense litigation by both parties. The case docket for the first of two Apple v. Samsung lawsuits now has more than 3,200 documents in it, not including exhibits. Last week, Koh issued an order prohibiting the parties from making any further additions without permission.


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