Judge Koh Reduces Apple's Damages Award vs. Samsung by $450 Million

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's been a while since we have heard any news about the Samsung vs. Apple patent war. While we aren't too broken up about that, a new development is definitely worth sharing. Judge Lucy Koh recently made a new ruling in the case in which she reduced Apple's $1.05 Billion dollar damage award by $450 Million dollars. This brings it down by almost half to a grand total of $598.9 million. The reason she did this was because the jury based its decision on an incorrect legal theory. Here's a quote with the details,

    Samsung, of course, was happy with this new ruling, but vows to press on in an attempt to reduce the ruling even further. Here's a quote,

    It seems like a bit of time and level-headed thinking is slowly witling away that ridiculous victory for Apple. Since some of Apple's patents related to this case were later found to be invalid, it will be interesting to see how it all ends. That won't happen until sometime next year.

    Source: Bloomberg
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