US court throws out Apple suit against Samsung

The US District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that Samsung did not wilfully infringe on Apple patents.

The decision ensures that the Korean firm’s outstanding damages to its embittered rival, awarded by a US jury in August 2012, remains fixed at $1.05 billion (£666.62 million).

Samsung was at risk of incurring a penalty three-times larger than the original judgement as the presiding judge, Lucy Koh, pointed to the Apple's failure to demonstrate how the patent infringement led to a loss of income on its part.

“Apple discusses only Samsung's gains and makes no attempt to identify any specific losses Apple has suffered," explained Judge Koh.

“Apple has not clearly shown how it has in fact been undercompensated for the losses it has suffered due to Samsung's dilution of its trade dress," she added.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 was once again singled out by the Cupertino-based company who saw its motion for judgement against the Samsung tablet’s alleged violation of iPad patents also rejected by the court.

The same Judge had previously ruled against the institution of a sales injunction on the Samsung device.

Samsung didn't get it all its way however, as Judge Koh denied requests from both parties for a new trial.