Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday September 03, 2015

Apple v. Samsung Patent Trial Round Five

I can not believe this case is still going. It's like the patent case that won't die. eek!

In case you need a refresher, the story so far is this. In round 1, the first jury trial, Apple was awarded $1B in damages. In round 2, Judge Koh vacated $450M of that award and ordered a retrial to determine a revised sum. Round 3 was that jury trial, with Apple awarded a lower sum of $290M آ– making a revised total of $930M. In round 4, the US appeals court ruled that while Samsung did indeed copy iOS features, it should not have been penalized for copying the general look of the iPhone, and therefore the damages should be reduced.