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Apple’s Big Payout From Samsung Nearly Cut in Half to $598 Million


Good news for Samsung today, as Judge Lucy Koh announced that damages being awarded to Apple will no longer exceed $1 billion, but reach a mere $598,908,892. Practically nothing, right? In her look into the jury’s findings, it was seen that there were some miscalculations, which is why Koh is proceeding to fix the mistakes. A new trial is being established to determine the remaining balance, but she has urged both sides to go over the appeals process before entering a new trial.

Much as we expected, this case is clearly not over. Not by a long shot. If anything exciting happens, we will keep you posted, but I think I’m pretty much spent on this case.

Via: The Verge

  • LTE4G

    kinda like the stock price of Apple that was nearly cut in half too….

  • bogy25

    apple renames an airplane iFly Airlines, They patent flight, the world marvels at apple and says believes they invented flight, apple sues Wright brother family loom….apple wins law suit – we Droid fans watch with mouths dropped to the floor.

    apple charges $1000 per person per flight and people pay it

    • Pedro

      I’ll book that flight to Italy.

  • and the fight continues…but the good effects of this techno fight is ultimately people got to use latest technology.. 🙂

  • master94

    Samsung shouldnt have to pay Apple a dime. All of Apple’s patents are stupid

    • michael arazan

      Apple’s xerox patents, seems someone files a patent then Apple copies it and call it theirs.

    • bleeew

      Please tell my how ‘not stupid’ Samsung’s are.

      • master94

        They arent stolen work. Unlike Apple whose patents can all be traced back to prior art, only a few dozen of Samsung ones can. Also unlike Apple, Samsung actually invented their patents.Apple who is the biggest patent buyer in the world is known for patenting ideas and concept without actually inventing it first. Samsung actually builds the product than patents it. By default, Samsung patents are not stupid, just Frand.

  • DRaY

    The Apple Reality Distortion Field is breaking down …. lol… They are falling apart. I love it!!!!

  • zepfloyd
  • A few misinterpretations here: this doesn’t mean Koh is lowering the penalty significantly; she just wants more precise findings. The tally could actually go up, depending on how the jury (unconnected to the previous jury) decides.

  • Aaron17Watson17

    Justice will prevail. Nothing is original, its all based on the work of others. Apple had their fair share of copying and stealing (multi-touch, bounce back effect,double tap to zoom) and so did samsung. Lets just we’re done with this BS.

  • thedonxr

    She must have watched the commercial with the Labron phone…

  • cortesjues

    Oops , must have clicked the wrong one lol, still not a miscalculation when it almost doubles the amount of money that has to be payed

  • cortesjues

    400 billion dollars is not a “miscalculation”… The court system and patent system is so messed up here in America

    • gokusimpson


      • zwade

        Maybe his nose is stuffy.

  • sc0rch3d

    “In order to appease both sides, Apple will agree to make iDroid – Apple hardware running Samsung software”

    • baconslayer09

      That’d be a nightmare.

    • nightscout13

      Sorry, you FAIL. The term “DROID” is associated with Verizon, not with Samsung.

    • JasonIvers

      A significant portion of “Apple hardware” IS Samsung hardware…

  • Croq

    That’s still a significant amount of money… Ugh.

    • violator702

      True, but they did get a lot of free press out of it.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Still better than a billion. It’s now only a flesh wound that will heal over time rather than one that could prove fatal.

    • New_Guy

      The initial judgement amounted to about 1q worth of profit. This will be about a month and a half worth of profits from 2012. A lot of money to you and me, yes. To Big Sammy…Ha! I’m sure to them this is hilarious.

    • jeff

      cheapest advertising that they could ever buy…..


      The appeals are not over yet

      The best part:

      Most law firms estimate that Apple has spent over 600 million on their legal team…. NO PROFIT AT ALL even if they win the appeal……

    • Austin Warren

      That’s chump change. $1b was chump change also.

  • You could say she “thought different” this time.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Looks like Judge Lucy Koh has been slightly converted by the Android Gods! Good for her; knew she would see the light eventually.

    Android FTW!

    • nightscout13

      I think she would prefer to stick to Apple, but this case has become so heavily publicized, that any bias will be immediately exposed.

      • MicroNix

        Like it already has been from the get go??

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yep, pretty true. But whatever, I like my way of thinking more though…that she is slowly breaking free of Apple’s grip on her.

        It’s better on this side anyhow. We have the hotter chicks, the better beer, and the slicker OS. Who wouldn’t want to be on this side? iSheep, that’s who!


        • nightscout13

          Hey, when the beer flows, I’m there like white on rice

      • Pedro

        I think she’s been pretty even throughout the process. Maybe even unbiased, and basing her decisions on law.
        I loved when she told both sides to limit their briefs, and took them both to task when neither did.

        I’m sure that there are far more apple fanboys that are pissed at her than android dudes.

  • Well I guess its a small feat for samsung…