Judge Voids Nearly Half of Apple's $1 Billion Judgment Against Samsung, Calls for New Trial to Settle Revised Damages

FOSS Patents reports that judge Lucy Koh has struck nearly half of the $1 billion in damages awarded to Apple in its patent lawsuit against Samsung last August, calling for a new trial to set revised damage amounts for the affected portions of the judgment.

The $450 million amount [struck from the damage award] corresponds to 14 Samsung products, with respect to which a new damages trial must be held because the court cannot make the adjustments it deems necessary for legal reasons: the jury set only one damages figure per product, but half a dozen different intellectual property rights were found infringed, resulting in a lack of clarity as to what portion of a per-product damages figure is attributable to a given intellectual property right.

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Judge Koh agreed with Samsung's lawyers that the jury had erred in some of its damage calculations for the 14 affected Samsung products, meaning that a new trial must be held to determine what the damages should be for those devices.

FOSS Patents notes that Apple remains entitled to nearly $600 million in damages from the original judgement, as well as whatever a new jury decides the damages should be for the 14 devices included in the retrial, and interest. Apple is also seeking supplemental damages that have yet to be determined.

The new trial covering the 14 Samsung devices will likely not be heard until appeals of the original ruling have played out, meaning that is likely to be some time before any revised damages are decided.

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Top Rated Comments

Peace Avatar
149 months ago
You are being unfair. Lucy awarded Apple by far the highest payment. I believe Apple got nothing from all other lawsuits. After all Lucy is Apple's home judge.

Lucy awarded nothing. The jury awarded Apple.

I'm wondering if she is going to be the next expert witness on samsungs payroll.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
petsounds Avatar
149 months ago
Some of the misogynistic and racist comments towards Judge Koh are truly shocking to see on a site like this. Fanboyism at its worst.

The reality is that some of the jury's damage awards for specific devices *were* wrong, and Judge Koh is declaring a do-over on those elements the jury messed up on. Absolutely fair and the right thing to do.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheHateMachine Avatar
149 months ago
Oh look how quickly people turn on Koh. You can almost hear the sound of spittle smacking the monitor as they cry out for her head.

The sheer amount of frothing over Samsung and not so witty parodies of the name Samsung are so entertaining. It's just a gadget folks...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chr1s60 Avatar
149 months ago
Good to see this hasn't gotten ridiculous or anything.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
komodrone Avatar
149 months ago
Judge Koh is being such a...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Oletros Avatar
149 months ago
Lucy awarded nothing. The jury awarded Apple.

I'm wondering if she is going to be the next expert witness on samsungs payroll.

How quick we start to accuse judges of corruption when their rulings doesn't please us.


By the way, if you want to accuse someone of being on Samsung payroll, accuse the jury. They couldn't did it worst in the damages awarding not splitting them by patent
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)