The Straits Times
Published on Dec 07, 2012

Judge may trim Apple's $1.28b patent verdict


SAN JOSE, California (AP) - A federal judge appears ready to reduce a US$1.05 billion (S$1.28 billion) jury verdict Apple Inc won over Samsung Electronics.

During a hearing on Thursday in a San Jose federal courtroom, United States (US) District Judge Lucy Koh told lawyers for both companies that jurors appeared to miscalculate damages and she was inclined to trim the award.

Judge Koh didn't specify how much of the award she might cut, saying she would rule later on a host of legal demands made by both companies.

A jury in August found 26 of Samsung's smartphones and computer tablets were built with technology owned by Apple.