Apple Wants Another $707 Million from Samsung

Back in August, a jury came out in favor of Apple in a parent suit against Samsung. The Cupertino-based company was awarded $1.051 billion USD in damages for its troubles. Seven Apple patents total spanning physical and software were in question, including pinch-to-zoom and 'bounce back' (the visual effect when you scroll to the bottom of a list). However, it seems this verdict isn't enough for Apple.

Reuters reports that the Cupertino-based company has filed a court order requesting a U.S. sales ban on infringing Samsung products as well as an additional $707 million in damages on top of the billion-dollar verdict handed down in August. According to Reuters, Apple is hoping the court order will cover not only infringing products but any other products with features that closely resemble infringing features present in infringing products. Apple's court order, which was filed late on Friday, includes $400 million in damages for design infringement, $135 million for willful infringement of its utility patents, $121 million for supplemental damages based on Samsung product sales not covered in the jury's deliberation, and $50 million in prejudgment interest on damages through December 31.

Samsung has responded to the suit with a request for a brand new trial, claiming a lack of time and a complicated case prevented the South Korean company from receiving a fair trial. 

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  • j2j663
    What a shocker, Apple does nothing and wants more money for it.
  • bllue
    This is enough. Here's hoping Apple gets smacked with lawsuits for LTE patents and gets the iPhone5 banned in US and Europe.
  • Apple: It's not about the money!
    1 month later..
    Apple: MOAR MONAY! NOW!!
  • NightLight
    i'm so sick and tired of apple getting away with these things.
    every iphone 5 user will silently know what a piece of crap he bought, and by the time iphone 6 comes around, apple will start it's downfall!
  • eternalkp
  • JeanLuc
    And the loser is............the consumer.

    I can understand why Apple are going after Samsung so hard, half of it's profits come from the iphone alone so it's understandable that the directors feel threatened and insecure by Samsung's success.

    What really gets me thought is the seeming lack of honesty and integrity in the court system in both America and Korea (I live in neither country). I get the feeling that a major contributing factor to Apple's successful court win was the fact that their an America firm fighting foreign opposition and vice versa for Samsung's victory in the Korean court.
  • keither5150
    Samsung really needs to end relations with Apple. pinch to zoom and bounce back, these things are worth hundreds of millions of dollars? Good luck finding another supplier that can keep up with Apple's display, memory, and processor demand. Nobody mistakenly buys a Samsung product thinking that it is an Apple product. The new iphone 5 finally caught up to the galaxy S2.... good job! Apple is just a piece of crap recipe company.
  • keither5150
    However, People are buying apple products that are full of Samsung components. Irony at it's best. We are suing you, and we would like to place an order for 2 million of that retina display you make. Can we have that 1 billion in credit against next month's order?
  • nurgletheunclean
    JeanLucWhat really gets me thought is the seeming lack of honesty and integrity in the court system in both America and Korea (I live in neither country).What ever led you to believe there was any integrity in the US court system? That system has been broken for decades.
  • darkchazz
    are the mountains of cash from the iPhone5 sales not enough for you, apple ?