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Judge again denies Samsung an Apple mistrial over 'racist' remarks

For a second time, Judge Lucy Koh rules that remarks about protecting patents from foreign companies weren't enough to sway jury. But she admonishes Apple's legal team.

By February 8, 2014


Intellectual Ventures patent suit against Google ends in mistrial

Federal judge's decision comes after the jury was unable to reach a verdict on whether Motorola Mobility infringed on the patent-holding company's portfolio.

By February 5, 2014


Samsung seeks mistrial over Apple's flag-waving

An attorney for Apple cautions the jury that patent infringement destroys economies and companies, much like what happened with US TV makers. A judge denies Samsung's mistrial request.

By November 19, 2013


Oracle-Google: Prospect of a partial verdict or mistrial looms

The court is mulling its options if the jury in the Oracle-Google trial fails to reach a unanimous verdict on charges of copyright infringement.

By May 4, 2012


Mistrial declared in Microsoft-Novell suit, over hung jury

The suit brought by Novell alleged that, through anticompetitive tactics, Microsoft encouraged Novell to develop products but then withdrew support as it launched Windows 95.

By December 16, 2011


Juror's imprudent iPhone search causes mistrial

Juror hears that defendant in manslaughter case acted prudently. Needing to be sure what "prudent" meant, he checks on is phone and a mistrial is declared.

By September 16, 2010


RIAA loses mistrial appeal

The Recording Industry Association of America has been dealt another blow in its only copyright infringement case to go to trial.

By December 29, 2008


RIAA appeals mistrial in file-sharing case

The RIAA is appealing a judge's decision to throw out the guilty verdict against Jammie Thomas, who was dinged $220,000 for sharing music online.

By October 16, 2008


Mistrial for RIAA's $222,000 defendant

Judge declares mistrial in the case of Jammie Thomas, who earlier had been ordered to pay the recording industry $222,000 for alleged copyright infringement.

By September 25, 2008


As expected, Google asks for new trial in Oracle case

The company tells the court, according to Foss Patents, that it wants a mistrial and a second chance at resolving the issue of copyrights.

By May 9, 2012