Judge slashes Apple's Samsung damages by $450m
New trial may be necessary to assess initial $1 billion dollar award
The $1.05 billion awarded to Apple in its patent dispute with Samsung has been slashed by $450 million.
In her ruling, Koh said that the court, "cannot reasonably calculate the amount of excess while effectuating the intent of the jury, [so] the Court hereby orders a new trial on damages for the following products: 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."
The damages awarded for those products amounted to $450 million, and unless Apple and Samsung can settle the matter out of court, a new trial will be held later this year.
"Samsung intends to seek further review as to the remaining award," a spokesman for Samsung said. "We are also pleased that the court earlier found that Samsung had not acted wilfully, denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction, and denied Apple's motion for increased damages."