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Apple says court made mistake in reducing Samsung damages

Apple has filed documents claiming that Judge Lucy Koh’s reduction of damages against Samsung based on “incorrect legal theory” was in fact based on “incorrect legal theory” itself. The Cupertino-based company says that the court made a mistake in cutting Samsung’s fine from over $1 billion to $405 million.

Their claim is based on two of the 14 devices in question — the Samsung Infuse 4G and Samsung Galaxy S2 on AT&T. Apple argues that Koh did away with $85 million in damages pertaining to those two devices based on on an “impermissible legal theory” regarding “disgorgement of profits for design patent infringement.” But the dates of first sale might line up to allow the charges to be permissible.

The end result could mean more money for Samsung to shell out and a reduction from 14 to 12 devices for review during the next phase of legal proceedings. Yes, there is another phase. We’re not out of the woods yet.

[via FOSSPatents]




  • rustygh

    My votes against apple. They stole all that crap to begin with.

  • blest

    Samsung says : “Oh, U Mad?”

  • Maximillion82

    Is anyone surprised here, this response from Apple was a given. Let’s face it the whole lawsuit is pretty much ridiculous. Yes there is a lot of money involved, but the patents in question should not even be patentable. I’m still thinking of patenting a circle and sue every tire and rim manufacturer out there for infridging on my circle patent :P

    • feztheforeigner

      Actually it’s “Blackberry” now…

  • Havoc70

    screw crApple, go team up with AOL.

    • No_Nickname90

      “You have mail”

      • ant-roid

        You got mail

        • No_Nickname90

          Apparently it’s been to long for some of us. =.[

  • Luxferro

    Sure, piss off Lucy Koh. That’s gonna work out in your favor Apple. Lets just take back all the suits she ruled in favor for Apple and Sony. You guys are lucky you were awarded anything.

  • Modman

    Seems like the United States is the only place you can patent things that you never created.

    • No_Nickname90

      What’s stupid is that Samsung already had designs like this before the iPhone even came out. That proves that they weren’t copying, but had similar ideas. This is ridiculous. -_-

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcelo-Burrieza/100000489847678 Marcelo Burrieza

      Since this “thermonuclear war” that SJ started, all is bad for Apple. Many people realized that other brands are “similar” to apple to the point that Apple sues them. They are not longer unique to the general people, stock is down 50%. The silly patents also forced other vendors to innovate not only in design to make their products better, but also in the OS and features to the point that the iPhone now is seen as an small old toy by many…
      I hope that Apple strikes back with something new, just to generate more competition.

  • Manbo

    Well that’s surprising.
    On a completely unrelated subject, the Lotto was wrong when they didn’t call my numbers.

  • No_Nickname90

    Apple stole THX speaker designs and now they’re mad someone is stealing from them? Get out my face!!

    I hope THX steals ALL their money!!

  • harold

    Still looking for more free money

    • chuckles87

      Well with the loss of stock value and the lack of innovation they have to find a way to make money because who knows the 5s will shake off the remaining sheep when they see the heard has moved on

  • HeatFan786

    I cannot really follow what most Android fans say or what iOS fans say. An objective person would look at a case for the evidence, arguments, judge’s motives, the IP law, precedent relating to previous cases, federal/state laws that might be applicable, and the verdict. Seems like a lot of stuff to look at for most people, but then again, most people will never understand the complex legal system in the US.

  • Joel Fabiani F. Teixeira

    Cry appe cry!!! ^^

  • Roy Harrigan

    Court made a mistake in not reducing damages to $0.

  • chuckles87

    The only mistake was not reducing them to $0

  • DannyB2

    Please do not treat FOSSPatents as a reliable source of information.

    Florian Microsoft is highly biased against Google, Android, and in general against open source. He has a track record of being wrong. But typically by the time he is proven wrong enough time has elapsed that nobody cares.

    But he does generate lots of quotable stuff that gets page hits.

  • Rdfry

    Those c***suckers need to just go bankrupt. I fricken hate them.

  • ATBvsBFZ

    Channeling Steve Jobs “You’re judging it wrong.”

  • master94

    The court did make a mistake. They found Samsung guilty of infringing on patents despite prior art.