Samsung Gets Damages Cut To $11M In Bluetooth Patent Suit

Law360 (March 29, 2018, 8:03 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday trimmed a $15.7 million patent infringement verdict against Samsung to $11.1 million, rejecting the larger reduction the electronics giant had sought after the Federal Circuit ordered a new damages calculation in the Bluetooth technology dispute.

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that the jury award should be recalculated on a per-unit basis as requested by patent owner Rembrandt Technologies LP, and not a per-day rate as Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. wanted. Samsung's method would have brought the damages below $9 million.

But the judge concluded that the trial record supported Rembrandt's approach, as the jury already heard evidence regarding...

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