US District Court judge Lucy Koh has issued a ruling denying Samsung a new trial related to Apple's "rubber-banding" interface patent
. Apple once accused over 20 phones and two tablets of violating the patent. During the companies' 2012 US trial, the jury ruled that 18 of the devices were in violation, but last March Koh reduced the initial $1.05 billion trial verdict by $450.5 million, on the basis that the jury had miscalculated. A partial retrial has been ordered for November
, but now
the rubber-banding patent won't be involved.