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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Wave the flag
by ozonehole on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 01:32 UTC
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Thom said:

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.

"Almost?" The reality is that probably not a single person on the jury had a clue about the legal aspects of this case. They found Samsung guilty because it's a foreign company, and Apple is as American as apple pie. The jury didn't understand what the case was really about, and couldn't care less. All Apple had to do was wave the flag, and the jury ate it up.

My great hope is that Samsung returns the favor to Apple in a Korean court. Tit for tat is the only thing that patent trolls like Apple and Microsoft understand.

Edited 2013-03-03 01:34 UTC

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