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U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh knocked $450.5 million off of the patent infringement verdict Apple was awarded by a jury last summer.

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The federal judge that presided over the landmark patent trial between Apple and Samsung last summer has slashed $450.5 million from the $1.05 billion Apple was awarded by the jury, Bloomberg reported Friday. In addition, the judge said some Samsung products included in the previous ruling should get a new trial.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh removed the $450.5 million from the award because the jury award “rested on impermissible legal theories” to determine damages. The amount corresponds to 14 Samsung devices that she says should get a new hearing as to whether they did infringe on Apple’s mobile patents. Those devices include, according to FOSS Patents:

Galaxy Prevail, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy SII (AT&T), Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Tab, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, and Transform

If these products are still found to infringe on Apple’s patents in a new trial, Apple could win back that $450.5 million in damages, or perhaps get even more depending on what the new jury determines.

Updated with more detail several times, the latest at 1:05 p.m. PT.

  1. I think Bloomberg is misreporting this story. The real story is Apple gets a new trial for the $450 million!

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    1. Are you sure about it ? Source of this news ?

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  2. Erica, it is my understanding that the infringements on the 14 devices is not remanded for re-trial, only the methods of calculating the cost of the infringements (primarily the start date of when assessment should begin). Is the wrong? Right?

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    1. Koh said the jury had incorrectly calculated part of the damages and that a new trial was needed to determine the actual, final dollar amount. That could end up less than or more than the original $450.5 million set by the jury.

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