Apple Seeks Additional Damages and Bans from Samsung

In what has become a world wide battle over intellectual property between Samsung and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), the U.S. company has sought to add to its recent court victory which gave it  over $1 billion in damages and a judgement the seven of its patents had been violated

Apple has now asked the same court for a ban of the U.S. sales for Samsung products which violate those patents, and an additional $707 million in damages. Samsung reacted by requesting a new trial.

The request comes on the heels of the launch of the iPhone 5 which is likely to take share away from Samsung's smartphone business, at least in the short term

Reuters reports that:

In a motion filed late Friday U.S. time, 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.

Apple wants the injunction to cover "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."

Such a wide-ranging sales ban could result in the extension of the injunction to cover Samsung's brand-new Galaxy S III smartphone.

Douglas A. McIntyre


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