Things have been a bit quiet on the Samsung vs Apple front as of late, but that’s not because the two sides don’t still hate each other’s guts. The last big happening surrounding this case was Judge Lucy Koh’s major adjustment of the damages Samsung owed Apple for patent infringement. The original judgment awarded the Cupertino company $1.05 billion in damages, but after Koh’s decision was overturned by higher powers she adjusted that early figure to just over $450 million.
More work needs to be done to adjust that figure, though, as the claims are now only limited to the 13 Samsung devices originally brought into the trial. Note that Apple is not permitted to seek damages based on any new sales findings or products since those devices were identified. That doesn’t mean Apple wouldn’t find some obscure way to sue Samsung for more devices in the future, but in these particular proceeding the buck stops at 13.
So when will the grueling process of number crunching begin? November 12th, quite a bit from now, and the result of the proceedings might change the aforementioned $450 million figure either way. We’ll be anxiously awaiting for the results of that, and you can bet we’re already circling our calendars well in advance.