Friday, March 1, 2013

Judge reduces jury award in Apple vs Samsung case

On Friday Judge Lucy Koh of the federal court in northern California reduced the award Apple won by $450.5 million in the Apple vs Samsung case and ordered a new trial on damages, that`s a 40% reduction if you`re keeping score.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

"When a Court detects an error in the jury's damages verdict, the Court has two choices: the Court may order a new trial on damages, or the Court may reduce the award to a supportable amount," Judge Koh wrote in her order.

"An Apple spokesman declined to comment; a Samsung spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The move is another setback for Apple, which has locked horns with Samsung in courtrooms around the world for nearly two years. The battle has been a flash point for the technology industry. Many large rivals, such as Google Inc.'s GOOG +0.62% Motorola MSI -0.29% device unit, Microsoft Corp. MSFT +0.54% and others have filed cases against one another covering issues ranging from patents for wireless technology to disagreements over a trademark for the term "App Store."

In August last year, Apple was handed a $1 billion victory in its case against Samsung in a California courtroom when a jury said Samsung's devices had infringed six patents. The decision marked one of the largest patent awards in history."

that`s quite the reduction, but $599 million is nothing to sneeze at either, just the beginning more to come i`m sure

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