Judge Lucy Koh recently handed down a ruling denying Samsung’s motion to retry a high-profile patent case between the two tech giants based on changes to the scope of Apple’s so-called “rubber-banding” scrolling patent. The patent, which covers the rebounding effect seen when a user scrolls to an end of a list of an Apple device, was a key piece of Apple’s 2012 victory in the company’s big lawsuit. The United States Patent and Trademark Office tentatively rejected all claims in the patent in April of this year but were confirmed by the government agency in June.
In Judge Koh’s ruling, she confirmed that a limited retrial to adjust the amount of damages awarded to Apple will proceed. Judge Koh has already cut the award, which was originally set by the jury at more than $1 billion, by more than 40%. Still, the whole move is another victory for Apple in the company’s ongoing patent battle with Samsung.