The judge in last year’s landmark Apple-Samsung patent case today slashed damages awarded to Apple last august from $1.05 billion to $598.9 million and ordered a new trial to recalculate the damages, CNET reported. Apple had actually gone back to court to request additional damages from Samsung. “The Court has identified an impermissible legal theory on which the jury based its award, and cannot reasonably calculate the amount of excess while effectuating the intent of the jury,” said Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. It’s not clear when a new trial for the 14 products in question would be held. Samsung has already changed its smartphones and tablets. The rivals are slated to return to court next year over a separate group of patents and products, including the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy SIII.
Apple Vs. Samsung: Judge Cuts Damages, Orders New Trial
Trending Now on Deadline
More From Team
- Ryan Knight, 'Real World' Star, Dead At 29
- Jon Lindstrom Joins 'True Detective'; Dan Buran Boards TNT's Drug-Trade Pilot
- 'Unfinished Business' Redband Trailer: Vince Vaughn And Company Invade Europe
- 'Late Late Show' Guest Hosts Include Drew Carey & Judd Apatow Ahead Of Corden Debut
- Richard Linklater To Receive Palm Springs Visionary Award For 'Boyhood'
- MPTF's Night Before Oscar Fundraiser Setting Up Shop On Fox Lot