Apple And Samsung Will Have To Run Through A Whole New Patent Trial

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The long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung will keep on running.

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U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling Friday ordering a retrial with respect to $450 million in damages, reducing the damages Samsung currently owes Apple to $598 million.

Koh wrote that she'd found that the jury had relied on an "impermissible legal theory" in making its original billion-dollar award in Apple's favor.

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Koh also denied Apple's request for an increase in the jury's award of damages.

So, in other words, patent lawyers won.

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