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Samsung Pulls Apple Back Into Court To Settle Millions In Damages

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A lengthy legal battle between Apple and Samsung over the rightful owner of a number of concepts was reportedly resurrected Sunday after a judge called for yet another trial.

This will be the second time Apple’s lawsuit against the fellow tech company will be reassessed, according to CNET. A court originally ordered Samsung to pay Apple more than $1 billion in damages after it ruled that it infringed on certain design patents. The U.S. Supreme Court then heard the case years later and unanimously agreed to decrease the penalty to roughly $400 million by limiting the scope of the judgement. The country’s highest court said that compensation for design patent infringement can only be based on the part of the device in question and not the entire product.

Due to the first decision not accounting for the later modification, U.S. District Judge Judge Lucy Koh, who signed the most recent order, wants another court and jury to reevaluate the case. (RELATED: EU To Battle It Out In Court With Ireland For Failing To Collect Billions From Apple)

“The Court finds that the jury instructions given at trial did not accurately reflect the law and that the instructions prejudiced Samsung by precluding the jury from considering whether the relevant article of manufacture … was something other than the entire phone,” Koh wrote in the decision, which gives Samsung it’s long-sought retrial.

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