Apple seeks more damages from Samsung in US patents trial

Apple seeks more damages from Samsung in US patents trial

Apple is looking to almost double the damages it won from Samsung in a recent patents trial in the United States.

The trial, which ended last month, ruled that the Korean manufacturer had infringed software and design patents held by the iPhone maker and awarded Apple $1.05bn in damages. It is one of a multitude of patent cases being fought worldwide between smartphone rivals. On Friday (21 September), Samsung asked for an entirely new trial.

However, Apple argued on Friday for a greater payout, claiming it should get an additional $707m because of irreversible 'damage to the iPhone's distinctive product identity'. The BBC reported Apple as saying: 'Samsung has reaped extraordinary rewards from its wrongful sale of iPhone and iPad clones by taking market share, revenues, and profits from Apple.'

Samsung hit back and said it had not been treated fairly. It said: '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.'

Editor: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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