Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
IBM
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Microsoft
Windows Azure
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
Why VDI?
CA
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
ExactTarget
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
POWER PANELS:
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Court Cuts Historic Apple Award; Orders New Trial
Apple gets to keep roughly 60% of one of the largest awards ever made but will have to fight to get the rest

A US district court judge Friday slashed the $1.05 billion award granted Apple last August by a jury that found Apple's great nemesis Samsung copied Apple's mobile widgetry. Apple's stock thereupon fell.

The court has ordered a new trial to decide exactly what Apple should get.

District Court Judge Lucy Koh doesn't think the trial will begin before the companies' appeals are resolved and may not determine exactly how to calculate the damages.

It's not clear that Apple still won't get the remaining $450,514,650 or more. And Apple also wants more damages than the jury gave it.

Apple gets to keep roughly 60% of one of the largest awards ever made but will have to fight to get the rest, which Koh claims was granted on incorrect legal theory.

Samsung said, "We are pleased that the court decided to strike from the jury's award. Samsung intends to seek further review as to the remaining award." It means to seek further review.

For its part Apple had nothing to say.

Koh decided the jury incorrectly calculated part of the damages and that a new trial has to decide the final dollar amount based on 14 devices.

The jury's award to Apple on 14 other products, totaling almost $599 million, stands.

The + court said the widgetry yet to be decided includes Galaxy Prevail, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy SII AT&T, Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Tab, Nexus S 4G, Replenish and Transform. Samsung may have to pay pre-judgment interest.

Koh said, "The court has identified an impermissible legal theory on which the jury based its award and cannot reasonably calculate the amount of excess while effectuating the intent of the jury." She said the jury didn't follow her instructions and based its judgment on Samsung's profits.

Samsung's Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G and a Galaxy S II sold by AT& T will determine what damages Apple should will be awarded for each product.

In December, Koh refused to give Apple a sales injunction against Samsung widgets because she said Apple failed to prove the allegedly stolen technology is what drove consumers to buy Samsung products instead of Apple iPhones or iPads. Apple has appealed that decision.

Apple filed another lawsuit last year accusing Samsung's newer widgets of infringing its patents. That case was scheduled to be heard next March although the judge now wants to wait until all appeals are heard.

About Maureen O'Gara
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

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the...
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application po...
Everyone wants the rainbow - reduced IT costs, scalability, continuity, flexibility, manageability, and innovation. But in order to get to that collaboration rainbow, you need the cloud! In this presentation, we'll cover three areas: First - the rainbow of benefits from cloud co...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazin...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021



SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE