Apple is asking for more in damages against Samsung and a ban of its rivals infringing products in the US.
According to a filing from Apple made late on Friday, the company is asking for $707 million more in damages from Samsung after it won in a trial last month in San Jose, California.
Reuters reports that:
“Apple sought a further $400 million damage award for design infringement by Samsung; $135 million for willful infringement of its utility patents; $121 million in supplemental damages based on Samsung’s product sales not covered in the jury’s deliberation; and $50 million of prejudgment interest on damages through December 31. The requests together come to $707 million.”
Furthermore, in its filing, Apple requested for an injunction on Samsung devices in the US. This includes “any of the infringing products or any other product with a feature or features not more than colorably different from any of the infringing feature or features in any of the Infringing Products.”
According to Reuters, this description of the devices Apple wants to ban in the US is wide enough for the possibility that the latest Samsung flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, may be included in the ban.
Last month, Apple won a major battle against Samsung as a jury verdict ruled Samsung committed “willful infringement” of Apple patents and directed the South Korean company to pay over $1 billion in damages to Apple.
After the trial, Samsung released the following statement:
“Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple’s claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.”
Meanwhile, Samsung also asked filed for a new trial against Apple.
Reuters says that in Samsung’s filing, it said that “The Court’s constraints on trial time, witnesses and exhibits were unprecedented for a patent case of this complexity and magnitude, and prevented Samsung from presenting a full and fair case in response to Apple’s many claims… Samsung therefore respectfully requests that the Court grant a new trial enabling adequate time and even-handed treatment of the parties.”
Samsung and Apple are in a fiery and long-drawn global legal war involving more than 50 lawsuits in more than 10 countries.