Jury awards Apple $290 million in damages re-trial

Jury awards Apple $290 million in damages re-trial
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 of Apple's patents. 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. Several Samsung devices, which the original jury found to have infringed on multiple patents, received only one damage award, causing the re-trial.

The re-trial covered 14 devices including 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. In addition, on Monday, the U.S. Federal Circuit of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ordered Judge Koh to consider a sales ban in the U.S. for some of the products found to have infringed on Apple's patents.

The fun and festivities aren't done. In March, a whole new patent trial between Apple and Samsung will begin with a new crop of more recent Samsung devices involved. Judge Lucy Koh will once again be presiding over the trial.

source: USAToday

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93 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

55. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

85. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

88. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

58. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

66. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

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

73. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

79. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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?

83. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

2. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

5. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

10. Donkorvleone

Posts: 19; Member since: May 30, 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

22. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

43. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He kinda gotcha there Taters

3. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

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

6. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

4. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

33. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words my man, true words indeed. +1

8. Marcus_h

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Excellent result. Samedung sucks

15. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

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

86. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

iPhones are supposed to look alike since Apple created them. How's that for a thought.

47. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

A moronic statement

9. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

12. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Apple fan? Just curious...

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

41. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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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