While both Apple and Samsung were found guilty of patent infringement, the disparity was wide: While Apple paid only$158,000 in damages, Samsung was fined $119.6 million. Still, the retrial proved advantageous for Samsung, which saw its original damages reduced from some $1.05 billion.
The $119.6 million is not a reduction of the $1.05 billion. And this trial was not a retrial of the original trial. In the original trial there was an adjustment to the initial $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung, down to $920 million. So the first trial netted Apple $920 million in damages against Samsung and the second trial netted $119.6 million in damages against Samsung. Samsung will appeal the verdicts in both trials so we'll hear more about both trials in the future.
Four days later, and Apple Insider have still not corrected this article. No doubt, in years to come, journalists and Samsung will cite this article as evidence that their damages got whittled down from $1.05 billion to $119.6 million.
Edited by Benjamin Frost - 5/24/14 at 9:52am