Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Mar 2013 22:20 UTC
Legal Judge Lucy Koh has almost halved the $1 billion in damages the jury awarded to Apple. "Koh found two main errors in the way the jury calculated the damages awarded to Apple. They used Samsung's profits to determine the amount the company owed for infringing some of Apple's utility patents - a practice only appropriate when calculating damages owed when design patents have been infringed. They also erred when calculating the time period Apple should be awarded damages for. Koh explains that Apple was only due damages for product sales that occurred after Cupertino informed Samsung of its belief that the violations were taking place." It's almost as if the bunch of random people in this jury had no clue what they were doing in what is possibly the most complex patent trial in history.
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RE[5]: Ah, damn.
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 09:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ah, damn."
UltraZelda64
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Well... WebOS might as well be dead, and two up-and-coming alternatives to Android and iOS--Firefox OS and Ubuntu--are in development. I'm not too happy with the current state of cell phone/tablet computer OSes myself, it's very disappointing and irritating. Whether the newcomers by Mozilla and Canonical can get anywhere or not (or end up actually being any good) is another question.

I'd like to see some real competition, on the market instead of in the U.S. judiciary branch... hurt Apple the way the economy is supposed to work, not by buying yourself crooked wins in a "who can get the better lawyers" battle.

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