New Iphone Damages Trial In Apple V Samsung : US judge

A U.S. judge has ordered a new trial to decide how much Samsung Electronics Co should pay Apple Inc for copying the look of the iPhone. On Sunday, October 22, US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued Samsung a new trial on a $400 million award against Apple, whose devices include the Galaxy.
In December last year, the US Supreme Courtissued an 8-0 decision, cancelling the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which had ordered Samsung to pay $399 million to Apple. This supports the argument of Samsung that the amount it owes Apple should be determined by individual components rather than the entire revenue earned with its smartphone.
"This is a historic opportunity to show how the US Supreme Court's guidance on design patent damages will be implemented in our case and future cases," Samsung’s statement reads.
It should be noted that there were some patent infringements committed on Samsung’s part, there’s no question about that now. However, the South Korean giant still argued that it only owed Apple part of its revenue, not all of it.
The original fee was actually $1 billion, but it was finally reduced to $399 million. Now, Apple might get even less than that from Samsung. Samsung had requested the court to vacate the judgment and a new damages trial on all products on which the juries found design patent liability.