New trial may recalculate what Samsung owes Apple for copying iPhone
It's the trial that never ends.
Apple and Samsung are heading back to court again over patent damages.
And yes, this is the same lawsuit that has been stretching on since 2012 when Samsung was ordered to pay Apple for infringing three phone design patents.
The whole drama was around how Galaxy phones looked like iPhones with their rounded corners, and colorful grid of app icons.
Back in 2012, Samsung was originally ordered to pay Apple more than 1 billion dollars, but that amount has been whittled down over the years, as Samsung's lawyers continue to fight over how much is fair to pay.
The issue went to the Supreme Court last year, and in a victory for Samsung, the court said, the cost of damages Could be based on just the part of the device that infringed a patent, not necessarily based on the total profits made from an entire phone.
So now a US district judge in California issued an order to have a new trial to recalculate how much Samsung should pay Apple for copying the look of the iPhone.
The question of course is.
How do you calculate a percentage of the profits made from just a few pieces of a phone's design?
Apple and Samsung have until Wednesday to set a new date for the trial.
I'm Bridget Carey.
For more details, head to cnet.com.
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