Apple wants a federal appeals court to reconsider its reversal of a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for patent infringement because it said the three-judge panel that made the decision last February violated the U.S. Constitution, reports Reuters.
In a petition for rehearing en banc filed on Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by Apple's attorney William Lee of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, the company said the panel used materials that it researched itself and weren’t part of the trial court record to overturn the infringement verdict. This undermined Apple's Seventh Amendment right to have a jury, and not an appellate court, decide the facts of the case, the company said.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.