Samsung welcomes new trial in Apple patent fight

Samsung has welcomed the decision by a judge to order a new trial to determine how much it should pay Apple for copying the look of the iPhone.

Reuters reported that US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued her order late on Sunday, 10 months after the US Supreme Court set aside a $399 million award against Samsung.

Apple had called a retrial unnecessary and argued the award should be confirmed.

Samsung said in a statement: “We welcome to District Court’s decision for a new trial.

“This is a historic opportunity to determine how the U.S. Supreme Court’s guidance on design patent damages will be implemented in our case and future cases.”

Apple did not immediately respond to the news.