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Judge Cuts $450 Million Off the $1 Billion Samsung Owes Apple

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Judge Lucy Koh has given Samsung a huge discount on the damages it owes Apple. Originally billed to pay Apple over $1 billion, Judge Koh has cut $450,514,650 from Samsung's tab. The new total that Samsung owes is $598,908,892. Still an unfathomable amount of money but an unfathomable amount of money less now.

The reason for the discount is that Koh found that the jury had made an error on calculating the timeframe of when to award damages. According to FOSS Patents:

"The jury based its award on the notice date provided by Apple, which Judge Koh now believes was too early because only one of the patents, the rubber-banding patent, had actually been listed in a presentation Apple gave to Samsung in 2010."


This means that 14 Samsung products (Nexus S 4G, Galaxy SII and others) aren't a part of Samsung's current payment anymore. There's going to be a new trial to figure out how much Samsung owes Apple for those products. Once you go to court, you never leave. [FOSS Patents]