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.