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Apple’s $1B Samsung verdict slashed, some products to get new trial

The federal judge that presided over the landmark patent trial between Apple(s AAPL) 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.

4 Responses to “Apple’s $1B Samsung verdict slashed, some products to get new trial”

  1. Tim F.

    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?

    • Matt Liotta

      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.