Samsung Seeks New Patent Trial Over Apple's 'Racial Bias'

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 4:41 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. asked a judge Friday to either reduce a recent $290 million damages award against it in a smartphone patent dispute with Apple Inc. or order a new trial, saying the verdict lacked evidentiary support and was tainted by "direct appeals to racial prejudice" by Apple's attorneys.

In a post-trial motion, Samsung argued that the evidence only supports a damages award of $52.7 million and that there was "no rational basis" for the higher amount awarded by the jury. In the alternative, Samsung...
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