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Apple Corrects Judge’s Sums

It complains it’s been gypped of $85 million

After Judge Lucy Koh cut $450.5 million off the original stunning $1.05 billion in damages a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple for infringing its patents, Apple checked the judge's arithmetic and wants to file a conditional motion to reconsider.

It complains it's been gypped of $85 million and that two Samsung phones were on the market during the time required for Samsung to disgorge its profits.

Apple says it's really entitled to damages of at least $685 million.

FOSS Patents says Apple is only bringing the issue up now to pre-empt the partial final judgment requested by Samsung.

Aside from the appeals that have been lodged by both Apple and Samsung, Koh has ordered a new trial to recalculate the damages and that means the total damages could ultimately go up or down.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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