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Apple vs Samsung patent war gets interesting, Samsung damages cut by $450 million with a new trial on order

Samsung's patent loss to Apple was $1.05 billion, has been cut by $450 million and a new case ordere

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 2, 2013 at 11:15 pm CST (0 mins, 42 secs reading time)

There would've been smiles on the faces of corporate ladder of Apple when they were originally victorious with their patent lawsuit against Samsung but now the fun is dissolving. Judge Lucy Koh has ordered that the $1.05 billion awarded to Apple six months ago get cut by a hefty $450,514,650. Not chump change by standards.

Apple vs Samsung patent war gets interesting, Samsung damages cut by $450 million with a new trial on order | TweakTown.com

There are now some questions that would like to be asked about Samsung's per-product damages to 14 of their devices. Judge Koh has now said there's enough going on to require a new trial. This could go two ways, with Samsung proving victorious and getting their damages cut, or removed - the flip side is that Apple may well lose the $450 million, but if victorious for a second time, could be awarded much more on top of their original $1.05 billion.

Interesting times once more, for both companies and consumers.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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