Judge Lucy Koh cuts jury award by $450 million, orders second damages trial in Apple v. Samsung

Judge Lucy Koh cuts jury award by $450 million, orders second damages trial in Apple v. Samsung
Judge Lucy Koh has just vacated roughly $450 million from the jury award of $1.05 billion that was awarded to Apple last year in the Super Bowl of patent trials that took place between Apple and Samsung. In addition, Koh ruled that a second trial will be necessary to determine the actual damages that should be awarded to Apple for the 14 Samsung products in question that infringed on Apple patents. The reason for the second trial is that the jury computed one damage amount per device even though some devices were ruled by the jury to have infringed on more than one patent. The whole damages part of the trial is as clear as the Hudson River; murky is a good word for it, which explains Judge Koh's decision.

Judge Lucy Koh

Judge Lucy Koh

A new jury will have to be selected for the new damages trial over the 14 devices which include the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, Samsung Gem, Samsung Indulge, Samsung Infuse 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Continuum, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Exhibit 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus S 4G, Samsung Replenish, and Samsung Transform.

Judge Koh also ruled that the damages trial will not start until Samsung's appellate proceedings are concluded. As a result of the order, Apple is now awarded $598.9 million for the trial, plus whatever the new jury sees fit to award for the 14 previously mentioned devices. Apple also is entitled to prejudgment interest at the 52 week T-bill rate and supplemental damages for the period between the jury verdict and the final order.

source: FOSSPatents
  

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94 Comments

1. nikenturd unregistered

$450 million for infringing a color and a geometric shape patent still sounds ridiculous though. Samsung owes Appple no shyt.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exactly. Shapes and colors are reasons for suing another company. Do they not know that phones before the original iPhone had rounded corners? *cough* LG Prada *cough*

34. stealthd unregistered

Yes, shapes and colors that make it obvious that something was copied are grounds for a lawsuit. Welcome to the real world. And have you even seen the LG Prada? Those corners don't look very round.

44. nikenturd unregistered

A common geometric shape and color cannot be patented, period, and you know that... the shape of a car is much much more intricate, a shape of a toilet bowl is a lot more intricate as well....the Coca Cola bottle was patented because of its unique shape and rightfully so....

48. stealthd unregistered

You're absolutely right, common geometric shapes cannot be patented, which is why Apple doesn't have any patents on common geometric shapes.

53. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Are you done trolling or do you have more to tell?

65. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are YOU done trolling? iOS trolls android trolls... A trolls a troll papa troll.

93. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

LMAO, what a loser

63. nikenturd unregistered

then Apple has absolutely no right to own the rectangluar rounded corners, right?

75. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Well, toilet bowl's shape can be patented. There might be rumor anytime soon that iToilet is to be square shape with slightly rounded corners ;P

86. Aeires unregistered

I believe the Coca Cola red is patented. In extremely rare cases, colors can be patented but black is not one of them and you have to prove you mixed the pigments to make a completely new color. Apple has no legitimate argument in their case over color.

51. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

it seems very clear to me that you never hold one....

76. tuminatr

Posts: 1104; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I think its a silly argument, its like Chrysler sueing everyone else for copying the mini van. Or like Kodak sueing everyone else who made a digital camera or like kleenex sueing all other facial tissue makers yes shapes are important but when it's just the way phones look its silly

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Has Apple Really Ever Invented Anything? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeC25BM9E0

5. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

no they did make phones pretty but thats no invention. thats marketing.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They invented the settlement mr snitch

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't cry, troll. :D

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not you're the one on another apple article crying and moaning. Mr snitch.

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"I'm not you're the one on another apple article crying and moaning." Sorry, but I don't understand what you just wrote... "Mr snitch." Don't cry. ;)

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure you do mr snitch.

95. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

"I know you are but what am I" Jesus you are pathetic, grow up you joke of a man. What's next, going to tell us how your dad can beat up our dad? Maybe a mom joke or two?

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This has got to be the best post to show an Apple fan to show them they don't invent anything. They haven't innovated anything since 2010 with the iPhone 4.

62. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

That video made my Friday. Thank you!

77. tuminatr

Posts: 1104; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

yes I believe they have, but most people have steve jobs distortion field amped up and think they invented more than they actually did. Listen apple is a good intagrater and they are good at getting people to adopt their technology. They are the are the best marketing company ever! they have also built a robust ecosystem for developers. For me its still the same question open or closed? open thank you!

88. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

apple did invent the lockscreen with the amazing bypass security feature.. make your phone vulnerable as a baby inside a cage of hungry pedos..

94. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

They invented patent trolling and hipsters

83. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Koh wants Samsung to pay more..... You will see...... iCon Company wants more for iConboards.....

87. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

dont worry man...its a start and DAMN...Koh's on fire :) sooner or later Koh should just wave the whole thing off...its good for business and justified!

90. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

do you know the story why the thing on your throat is called an "adam's apple"? guess who convinced adam and eve to bite that freakin fruit..... clue: S____ (5 letter word)

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The end result still shouldn't be that much, but finally Judge John finally came to her senses and was smart enough to lower the jury award.

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