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[4]: Ah, damn.
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ah, damn."
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True, you are right. I just see this as sort of entertainment. Like a boxing match or something. You grab the popcorn and start watching. The person you hate who you want to lose has a swift, painful low-blow dealt to him early on... you laugh. But of course the battle goes on, it can twist and turn. Both end up getting slammed around. That doesn't mean you can't have amusement with what does happen, as it happens. That's all.

Of course, by the time this is all finally over, you get to look back at the whole thing and measure the damage done with each strike, with a much better idea of the relative damage of each strike based on the entire battle and finale.

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