Judge invalidates half of Apple's $1 billion award from Samsung

Judge invalidates half of Apple's $1 billion award from Samsung

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 11: The Samsung logo is displayed at the company's headquarters on December 11, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. One of the main South Korean presidential election campaign issues is the economy, as the chaebol, South Korea's business conglomerate, dominates the country's wealth while the economic life of middle class people has not been improving. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:07 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge in California is erasing nearly half of the $1 billion in damages that a jury decided Samsung Electronics should pay Apple in a high-profile trial over the smartphone and tablet computer patents.

In an order issued Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh lowered the damages awarded to Apple Inc. by $450.5 million. The ruling reduces Samsung Electronics' bill to just under $599 million.

Koh also ordered a new trial on Apple's allegations that Samsung stole its ideas for more than a dozen different smartphones and tablet computers.

The judge says the jury had made several mistakes in its deliberations.

 

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