Apple asks for another $707 million in damages from Samsung

By , Sep 22, 2012

While fans from around the world were out trying to score the new iPhone 5 yesterday, Apple was busy filing its motions for the final judgement in its high-profile patent trial with Samsung.

As most of you know, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s patents last month, ordering it to pay more than $1 billion in damages. But Apple doesn’t think that’s enough…

The Wall Street Journal reports:

“Apple Inc. asked the judge in its U.S. patent case with Samsung Electronics Co. to raise the $1 billion damage award assigned by a jury last month by $707 million, while Samsung asked the judge to reduce it greatly and order a new trial.

Attorneys for the two companies made the requests in motions for final judgment that were filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif.”

Along with its motion to increase the damages, Apple also asked the judge to permanently ban the US sale of 26 Samsung smartphones and tablets (though most of them are older devices).

Samsung, for its part, asked the judge to greatly reduce the damages, citing a few instances it which it thought the jury “improperly assigned damages” for profits lost by Apple due to infringement. If the judge accepts the reductions, damages would drop down to just $35 million.

So the moral of the story is, this thing isn’t over yet. The two companies are scheduled to meet again on December 6, and they have a second case, involving more recent products, brewing for 2014.

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  • Zorvage

    Go Apple! Take money from thieves :)

    • AMB_07

      Thieves stealing from thieves, how convenient…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=64703221 Mark Thomas

    Can I get some money from Samsung too!?

  • Bob

    Samsung’s anus must be hurting a lot, they’re continually being raped by Apple.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hien.metallium Xellos Metallium

      they just shown shit s3 commercial about ppl lining up for the i5. telling us things we alreday know. hell i dont use data plan but they constantly rubbing 4g on my face. its not too late for us to get 4g but still half of the population dont pay for data

  • M Last

    Samsung owes Apple forever……!

  • MagicDrumSticks

    Apple will need this money to make the REAL iPhone 5, not the iPhone 4.5ss

    • M Last

      Apple doesn’t need $ from Samsung,but apple wants to show power of this company!

      • MagicDrumSticks

        They aren’t showing power; they are just being a bully at this point. Patenting a rectangle shape should be a crime and that’s exactly what Apple did.

      • Reneiver

        Oh so patenting LTE technology shouldn’t be a crime?

      • Liu Zhenyu

        Dont be immature and understand that apple sue Scumsung only because of rounded rectangles, this is really lame and show lack of intelligence, Samsung copied apple in what? Icons, Store layout, Mac Mini, rubberband scrolling, one home button

      • MagicDrumSticks

        Apple only won the case in the United States; if you had read what happened with the jury, you would know the whole story. One of the jurors had patents of his own and hence admitted to bias in Apple’s favor.

        Samsung copied one home button? I’m pretty sure there’s a back and menu key on every galaxy phone. Icons? Nope, sorry only a fanboy like you will think they look the same.

        As for mac mini, yes I agree with you there and they deserved what they had coming for that, but this is about phones and not about the mac mini.

      • MagicDrumSticks

        Apple only won the case in the United States; if you had read what happened with the jury, you would know the whole story. One of the jurors had patents of his own and hence admitted to bias in Apple’s favor.

        Samsung copied one home button? I’m pretty sure there’s a back and menu key on every galaxy phone. Icons? Nope, sorry only a fanboy like you will think they look the same.

        As for mac mini, yes I agree with you there and they deserved what they had coming for that, but this is about phones and not about the mac mini.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

        What makes you say that? The more money you have, the more money want and more greedy you become. That’s human being. And apple isn’t run by a group of robots.

      • http://www.youtube.com/Tr1pTr0p Tr1pTr0p

        Corporations aren’t people, my friend, but amoral money making machines.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604885391 Richard Borkovec

        The Supreme Court would disagree with you on that ;)
        Damn Citizens United case…total disgrace. Almost as a big a disgrace as the Samsung Apple cases.

    • GambitGamer

      I think apple is doing ok with out Samsungs money… Considering it’s the BIGGEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD!!! LITERALLY!!!

  • Guest

    it looks like apple doesn’t have money

  • Guest

    It look like apple Inc. doesn’t have money when they really have a lot