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Apple, Gildan, Waterford, Google: Intellectual Property

Apple Inc.’s $1.05 billion victory against Samsung Electronics Co. in a patent infringement case was cut almost in half by a judge who ordered a new trial for some Samsung products.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, in a March 1 ruling, reduced the jury’s damages award by $450.5 million and said Samsung deserved a new trial on infringement claims over its Galaxy Prevail and other smartphones. Koh rejected Apple’s request to enhance the jury’s award, saying the amount Samsung owed was heavily disputed and the jury wasn’t bound to accept either side’s damages estimate.