Judge throws out part of Apple patent award against Samsung

March 1 Fri Mar 1, 2013 3:49pm EST

March 1 (Reuters) - Apple Inc lost a major ruling in its ongoing patent battle with Samsung Electronics on Friday, as a federal judge threw out part of a jury's $1.05 billion damages award against Samsung over a variety of phone products.

Judge Lucy Koh of the federal court in northern California struck $450.5 million from the jury's award and ordered a new trial on damages for a series of products at issue.