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Judge cuts $1 billion award to Apple

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday slashed nearly half of the $1 billion damage award a jury ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple Inc. after a high-profile trial over the rights to the design and technology running some of the world’s most popular smartphones and tablet computers.

US District Court Judge Lucy Koh lowered the damages awarded to Apple Inc. by $450.5 million for 14 Samsung products, including some products in its hot-selling Galaxy lineup, saying jurors had not properly followed her instruction in calculating some damages.

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