American computer manufacturing giant Apple, has recently objected about the possibility of a delay in the patent case against South Korean giant Samsung. The proceedings for the case have been scheduled for trial in the year 2014.
The case might be put on hold as an appeals court is reviewing a verdict given in the month of August 2012, for an earlier case. The objection by Apple was filed on March 8, 2013, in the federal court in San Jose, California. The objection has been made in response to the District Judge Lucy Koh’s inquiry at a hearing last month.
The judge explained that she was skeptical of the need for both the cases to proceed simultaneously, especially while the first case was still being appealed. On March 1, 2013, Koh had reduced the jury’s 1.05 billion damages award to Apple in the first case by $450 million. The judge added that the jury based its award for 14 of Samsung products on an incorrect legal theory.
Koh went on to say that the company must consider appealing her decision before any trial begins for damages. On the other hand, Samsung said that it agreed that that the second case must be put on hold to promote judicial economy.