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[2]: Ah, damn.
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 09:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Ah, damn."
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No, not really. Seriously, what's 0.5 billion to Apple? The equivalent percentage of the company's income that would buy most of us a damn candy bar? It's just a bit of pocket change to them when you consider their actual profits. Which, by the way, are so damn high there's really no reason for them to go so far as to sue... it's as if Samsung stole their candy bar and left them without their junk food for a work day. Oh, the horror! How dare they!?! So... let's sue for some supposed "damages." Whatever...

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