Editor in Chief
- Jan 5, 2011
It seems like so long ago (because it was) that Apple defeated Samsung in a California court winning a $1 Billion+ verdict against the company. Shortly thereafter the award was reduced by Judge Lucy Koh down to $600 Million. This was because the judge felt the way the jury calculated the damages during the trial were erroneous. The new re-trial for that particular part of the case just kicked off yesterday, and Apple is trying to prove that Judge Koh should increase the damages by another $380 Million. This would put the total amount nearly back to what it was before she reduced it.
This new trial has eight jurors assigned to the case. They will be determining just how much Samsung should owe Apple for infringing on five patents. Apple came up with this $380 million figure, claiming they calculated their lost profits and royalties owed to them. Apple is also claiming that Samsung made over $3.5 billion in revenue by selling infringing products.
The decision in this case should come within just a few weeks. It's important to note that this is a separate damages trial in this case. It is not the Samsung appeal case for the entire verdict. That trial is set in March of 2014.