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updated 06:30 PM EST 12.13.12
Judge Koh refuses to rule on Apple FRAND defense
Federal Judge Lucy Koh, overseeing two Apple versus Samsung smartphone patent suits, has issued her first ruling after the December 6 omnibus post-trial hearing. In her first ruling, the judge has declined to adjudicate Apple's fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) defenses against Samsung's patent claims, citing that because the jury didn't find Apple infringing, there was no need to rule on the asserted standards-essential patents held by the Korean manufacturer.