Samsung Strikes Out In Bid To Nix Apple Patents Under Alice

Law360, New York (August 21, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday denied a motion by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. arguing that under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice Corp. decision, two Apple Inc. smartphone patents are invalid for claiming abstract ideas, ruling that Samsung waited too long to raise the issue.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said that because Samsung never argued during a recent trial that Apple's patents claim patent-ineligible subject matter, it cannot now make that argument using the high court decision, which was issued a month after a jury ordered Samsung to pay $120 million for infringing Apple's patents.

"Samsung's untimely attempt to invalidate...

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