URGENT ¥¥¥ Judge cuts $450 mn from $1 bn Samsung-Apple penalty

A judge invalidated some $450 million of a $1 billion award to be paid by Samsung in a landmark patent lawsuit from Apple, saying the calculation came from "an impermissible legal theory."

US District Judge Lucy Koh affirmed the remainder of the award, amounting to $598.9 million, in the blockbuster patent infringement case, while denying Apple's request for an increase in damages.