Apple Wants $707 Million Additional Damages From Samsung

Apple has asked the courts for another $707 million in damages from Samsung, and that's on top of the $1.05 billion already awarded by a federal jury after it found Samsung guilty of willful infringement on Apple design and utility patents.  For its part, Samsung has called the existing damages "unfair" and asked for a retrial.

In late August, a federal jury handed Apple a significant win in its ongoing patent battle with Samsung. It found Samsung guilty on nearly every patent in question and awarded Apple over a billion dollars in damages. It also found that Apple infringed on none of Samsung's patents due to patent exhaustion, and awarded the South Korea company nothing.

Apple and Samsung in the scales of justice

Apple and Samsung’s patent infringement case in the courts again

On Friday, Reuters reported that Apple filed a motion with the court that asked for an additional $707 million in damages. This number includes: $400 million for design infringement, $135 million for infringing on utility patents willfully, $121 million in supplemental damages for products not covered in the deliberations, and $50 million in prejudgement interest on damages through December 31.

Apple has also asked the court to permanently ban "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."

This request could not only cover the devices listed in the suit, but be potentially more wide-ranging and even include Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone.

Samsung made its own countermove and asked the court for a new trial. Citing unusal time constraints for a case of this complexity, it claimed it was not able to present a full and fair case for itself.

Samsung also lamented that the patent system "can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners."