Samsung Can't Raise Apple-HTC Deal In $600M Damages Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (November 8, 2013, 5:17 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Thursday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. can’t bring up Apple Inc. and HTC Corp.'s settlement agreement in the upcoming retrial over the $600 million damages award for Samsung’s alleged infringement of Apple’s smartphone patents.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh found that the agreement between HTC and Apple, while it had settled similar disputes over the same patents, didn’t go far enough to calculate the value of the license to Apple, according to Thursday’s ruling.

The parties this week have sought...
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