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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I think you missed the point, the entirety of my post was a parody of the exaggerated, handwaving rhetoric that iFanboys have been spewing endlessly ever since Apple ramped up their patent-terrorism strategy of "competing" with Android. Swap Samsung and Android in my post, and it's indistinguishable from most of the comments by posted by our local Apple Defense Brigade in the past 2-3 years.

If there is a point to my post, it's this: how can those "critisms" apply to Samsung, but not to Apple? Not that I expect the iFanboys to genuinely consider that question - if they were capable of intellectual honesty & consistency in the first place, then they wouldn't be fanboys.

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