A new development has emerged in the ongoing litigation between Apple and Samsung. The initial $1.05 billion in damages Samsung was ordered to pay Apple for infringing on its design patents has been greatly reduced by roughly 40 percent.
The original ruling was issued last August, when Judge Lucy Koh ordered the Korean manufacturer to pay over $1 billion in damages to Apple. The ruling was a product of Apple’s suit, which initially asked for $2.5 billion dollars in damages, due to Samsung’s unlawful infringement on Apple’s patents. The patents covered a litany of design and technical patents seen in many of Apple’s most successful devices, such as the iPhone and iPod.
Jude Lucy Koh removed $450.5 million from the original $1.05 billion payment, due to inaccurate calculations in the earlier ruling, related to a number of Samsung devices.
The reduction is a big win for Samsung, but as with every other stage of this watermark case — this is not the end of the matter.