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Apple's Request to Triple $1.05B Samsung Damages Denied

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South Korean technology giant ruled to have not willingly infringed Apple's patents.

Due to findings that suggested Samsung did not willfully infringe on Apple's patents, judge Lucy Koh has denied the latter's request to triple the $1.05 billion in damages it received back in August, 2012.

"As this is the sum total of Apple's arguments and evidence that Samsung's infringement was willful, the Court cannot conclude that Apple has met its burden to show willfulness by clear and convincing evidence," she said.

Koh believed Samsung when it said that it thought Apple's patents were invalid. The judge, however, refused its request for a new trial. The South Korean technology giant stressed that Jury Foreman Velvin Hogan failed to mention that he was involved in a lawsuit filed against Samsung partner Seagate Technologies. Apple, meanwhile, were denied a permanent ban on its chief competitor's products.

Judge Koh will be presiding over the next major patent trial between Apple and Samsung in 2014.

 

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    stoogie , February 1, 2013 3:31 AM
    apple needs to grow up, stop stealing ideas, stop trying to prevent sales of competitors through loopholes in the patent system, and try to earn some respect.
  • 28 Hide
    jupiter optimus maximus , February 1, 2013 3:18 AM
    Apple, before the value of your stock falls to the ground, please donate your 100s of billions to the US public debt.
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    xpeh , February 1, 2013 3:25 AM
    Sounds like Judge Koh is tired of Apple's bullshit
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  • 14 Hide
    A Bad Day , February 1, 2013 3:08 AM
    Mister Rogers: "Can't we all just get along?"


    Software industry: "F--- NO!!!"
  • 28 Hide
    jupiter optimus maximus , February 1, 2013 3:18 AM
    Apple, before the value of your stock falls to the ground, please donate your 100s of billions to the US public debt.
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    csbeer , February 1, 2013 3:24 AM
    Compete in the marketplace, not the courtroom. This whole disgusting episode undermines the legitimacy of intellectual property and harms the sanctity of the court when cases involving blatant ripping off of products need to be heard.
  • 25 Hide
    xpeh , February 1, 2013 3:25 AM
    Sounds like Judge Koh is tired of Apple's bullshit
  • 29 Hide
    stoogie , February 1, 2013 3:31 AM
    apple needs to grow up, stop stealing ideas, stop trying to prevent sales of competitors through loopholes in the patent system, and try to earn some respect.
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    spectrewind , February 1, 2013 3:39 AM
    jupiter optimus maximusApple, before the value of your stock falls to the ground, please donate your 100s of billions to the US public debt.


    I would love to see that company proverbially shot through a chain link fence, ... repeatedly ...
    Being istupid is not illegal. ...And it is very iprofitable to have istupid as a iclient.
  • 4 Hide
    Gundam288 , February 1, 2013 3:47 AM
    Gotta boost that stock back up somehow!
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    dark_wizzie , February 1, 2013 4:11 AM
    Denied.
  • 19 Hide
    ohim , February 1, 2013 4:43 AM
    Apple the worst thing that happened to IT industry, guess Bill Gates shouldn`t have gave that money to Steve back in '97 or when it was.
    Some will come and say but w/o Apple there wouldn`t have been ipods/ipads/iphones... well search a bit and all those products were already out there few years before Apple pushed it with candy eye design.
  • 6 Hide
    madjimms , February 1, 2013 5:13 AM
    MOAR DENIES FOR Apple PLZ!
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    InvalidError , February 1, 2013 5:29 AM
    We need more courts and PTOs waking up to patent abuse.

    With about half the patents in Apple's lawsuit successfully disputed in various courts and PTOs around the world, I hope Samsung will have better luck having the fine substantially downsized. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, I would aim for at least 3X less.
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    calmstateofmind , February 1, 2013 6:17 AM
    NO SOUP FOR YOU!
  • 6 Hide
    yo-ma-se-naai , February 1, 2013 6:36 AM
    So gonna buy the S4, apple i(whatever) will never see a cent from me... they should grow up and actually invent something different...
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    rantoc , February 1, 2013 8:51 AM
    What it got denied? Seems apple bribed err i mean encouraged the "legal" system to little this time!
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    rantoc , February 1, 2013 8:57 AM
    jupiter optimus maximusApple, before the value of your stock falls to the ground, please donate your 100s of billions to the US public debt.


    They already owe part of that money (taxes that was evaded - Why pay anything to the home country when you can rather screw it over while it sinks - Companies that care at its best! /end sarcasm).
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    exeedorbit , February 1, 2013 10:31 AM
    I believe you're forgetting that most of apple's "innovative" ideas, were done way before they did it. Tablets, even the iPod wasn't an original idea. So don't preach about the situation like Apple's never done it.
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    keither5150 , February 1, 2013 10:38 AM
    So it is fine when apple takes an existing idea and improves on it, but when samsung does it, it is stealing. Anyone that defends Apple needs a history lesson. Apple wasn't the first to do anything for close to 20 years now. Watch this video about how inovative Apple is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeC25BM9E0
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    tinmann , February 1, 2013 11:17 AM
    Apple has become the epitome of greed in this country.
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    halcyon , February 1, 2013 11:39 AM
    Don't worry. Apple is falling. They may not die but I think their days of what some might have called "greatness" are rapidly ending to over. Folks are realizing that they've been out-competed...even the faithful are leaving.
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