Samsung Electronics has failed to persuade a California judge to order a retrial after losing its US$1 billion patent fight with Apple Inc.
As reports from SiliconValley.com and ComputerWorld U.S. detail, Justice Lucy Koh released a decision Monday that dismissed Samsung’s allegation that jury foreman was biased because he was involved in litigation with hard drive maker Seagate that could have affected his vote.
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At the same time, the judge also refused Apple’s motion for a U.S. permanent injunction on some Samsung products that infringed Apple patents. That apparently led Samsung to stop its attempts Tuesday at banning Apple products in Europe, it was reported by Reuters.