Samsung wanted the court to stay a damages retrial pending reexamination of an Apple patent, but a judge said no.
After three days of deliberations, a jury came back with the figure on what Samsung needs to pay Apple for infringing on several of its patents.
It doesn’t take much to bring lawyers and reporters scurrying to the courtroom in the Apple-Samsung trial.
Judge Lucy Koh, apparently keen to avoid a re-do of the trial, denied the Samsung request.
Jurors will now decide how much Samsung must pay Apple for infringing on several patents with its smartphones.
The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.
The two sides will start jury selection Nov. 12 in San Jose, California. The trial will begin immediately after the jury selection.
The two sides Friday filed a joint pretrial statement and lists of potential witnesses they may call.
All but two of the top 30 companies targeted by "patent trolls" seeking licensing fees are in the technology sector, with Apple leading the way.
The U.S. International Trade Commission sides with Apple in a patent cast and rules that some Samsung phones should be blocked from importation to the United States.
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