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Jury awards Apple $290 million in damages re-trial

0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2013, 16:00 posted on

A jury in Federal Court has awarded Apple $290 million from Samsung following a trial held to determine how much Apple should receive after Samsung infringed on several patents with its smartphones and tablets. Apple was seeking $380 million and Samsung was requesting that it pay $52 million. The original damage award of $1.05 billion was vacated by Judge Koh and lowered by $450 million after the jury miscalculated the damages awarded on some devices...

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posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:14 18

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


If this was in any other country, Apple would have got done over.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 18:54 2

55. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Don't give up hope yet. This little circus isn't over by a long shot. Next there is the appeal. Something tells me that there will be multiple iterations on the appeal. For example, the appeal court will find judicial error in some part of the original trial and remand for a new trial. Back-and-forth, back-and-forth, and, and, and. There could still be life in this contest 10 years from now.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 00:56 3

85. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Dude, Samsung already admitted they stole from Apple.

So what is the basis of Samsung's appeal? Yes, we stole from Apple so we could make billions, and we shouldn't pay the penalty because Apple doesn't need the money.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:00 1

88. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I explained that admission to someone yesterday, they don't wanna hear it. +1

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 19:36 1

58. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I think Samsung should have grounds to call a mistrial based on Lucy Koh. She seems to be pretty Apple biased from what the preceedings have shown so far.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 20:35 2

66. ausnote2 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


apple is basically hurting the US economy, they are patents troll and stifling competition. No wonder their economy is rubbish....>15 trillion debt

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 21:33 2

73. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You're trying so hard to get green thumbs dude. I'm playing my violin for you as we speak. Here here's a green thumb for you. +1.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:01 1

79. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh ya for sure... thats why apple is the largest American company, drives 1-3% of the S&P 500, and has continued to make silicon valley the tech hotspot of the world along with the other great companies in the area...

they are really killing the economy huh?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:53 1

83. xfire99 (Posts: 871; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


They are not killing it and neither helping it.
http://www.imore.com/apple-already-pays-1-out-every-40-tax-dollars-us-collects-how-much-more-does-senate-want

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:17 13

2. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


as usual what do we expect from a country full of racists and self conservative race

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:20 5

5. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


be the change you want to see in the world and grow up

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:44

10. Donkorvleone (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Congratulations to the most worthless and dumbest comment on PA!! :D (applesucker)
As to the article itself it seems a little overkill but then I don´t know what the patents are even about, But the heavy pricing should in my opinion just hurry up the R&D in Samsung as I don´t think they like this very much

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:05 2

22. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


What....
More importantly, why do you care about the ruling? Do you have a bunch of stock in Samsung and this tiny drop in the bucket of their profits is somehow hurting your bottomline? I don't understand why you all seem to take mega-corporations going after each other as personal attacks on yourselves. Grow up.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:54 1

43. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Everyone should care if they want to see an end to injustice. It doesn't matter if it directly affects you or not, it might affect you indirectly.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 18:06 1

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He kinda gotcha there Taters

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:18 3

3. nasznjoka (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


this #fruit is the source of all human sins! #***k it!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:22 1

6. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


well i suppose you had Osama over for tea and complained about sins of Apple ..sarcasm/

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:20 2

4. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I like tech/softwares that Apple and Google make. These copyright wars give a bad name and a bad feeling overall. Yes every company has a right to guard their interests but this has gone too long. Imagine all that money being used for R&D instead on lawyers. I also realise that my thoughts reflect imagination not facts.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:23 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Tim, loan a brother a million, you just got paid.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:35 6

33. tedkord (Posts: 12205; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Tim will get paid regardless, don't worry about that. Elop ran Nokia into the ground and her got 25 million. The CEO is always golden.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:54 1

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True words my man, true words indeed. +1

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:38 7

8. Marcus_h (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Excellent result. Samedung sucks

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:56 13

15. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


quite ironic when apple users mock samsung for making simliar looking products, when iphones literally look exactly identical

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 00:58

86. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


iPhones are supposed to look alike since Apple created them.

How's that for a thought.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 18:04 2

47. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


A moronic statement

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:44 6

9. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


It's really sad that Apple has to sue another company in order to make money.....Now that's innovation! :)

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:48 9

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


468,000,000,000. I call that making money. Your comment was incredibly stupid

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:51 6

12. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Apple fan? Just curious...

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:01 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple fan/Samsung fan/google fan/wp8 fan =techie. I simply call it like I see it bro, and I saw your comment as stupid when you break down what you posted. No disrespect, but Samsung admitted to copying/borrowing to an extent, and even felt they should pay something. Samsung and LG are locked in courtroom battles too. There's also HTC, Motorola, and let's not forget google is still paying MS for infringement. Not about being a fan yo, jus calling it like it is.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:50 2

41. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Actually Samsung didn't admit anything. Sure they might be saying they will pay this much when cornered, just like when HTC decided to pay when they realized that they couldn't prevent the bully Apple from extorting them.

Samsung is saying they want to settle at 52 million because the stupid American jury and Apple has a gun to their head. They can't say what is on their mind like once your dumb hick ass puts the gun down ill break your arm. They have to reason with them until the gun is gone. I wouldn't call that an admission of guilt.

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