Apple Wants Additional $707 Million From Samsung

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Aside from the $1.05 billion that the jury awarded for Apple for Samsung’s patent infringement, the Cupertino-based company asked the court for additional $707 million in damages.

$707 Million Worth of Enhancements

The additional $707,061,678 is a result of additional $135 million that Apple seeks under Patent Act, $400 million under the Lanham Act, $121 million for supplemental damages, and $50 million for prejudgment interest.

In addition, this means that last week’s report from The Korea Times is inaccurate. It should be recalled that Apple reportedly seeks $3 billion from Samsung for patent infringement. That is despite the jury’s previous decision that the South Korean tech giant must pay the iPhone maker more than $1 billion only.

Based on previous reports, nine U.S. jurors granted Apple the victory in its patent war against Samsung last August. This prompted the Galaxy S III maker to pay over $1 billion in damages for “willfully” infringing iPhone and iPad. Because of this “willful infringement,” the iPhone maker may triple the amount it was granted due to damages. As stated by The Korea Times’ reliable source:

By using than condition, Apple has decided to request the judge to order Samsung to pay more than $3 billion in the hearing on the San Jose verdict on Sept. 21 in California.

The decision means Apple wants to quickly address the harm between that Samsung’s infringing products are said to be causing. As has been the case throughout this trial, Apple is pressing its full advantage over the juror’s decision.

On the other hand, Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents explained Apple’s request for additional payment is due to recognized damages that are subject to enhancement. In relation to this, AppleInsider posted the breakdown of the company’s requested enhancement against Samsung. Mueller also added:

Apple is smart enough to know that asking for the moon without a legal basis wouldn’t do any good, neither in the court of law nor in the court of public opinion. Apple is defending its intellectual property, and not just being greedy.

Furthermore, the company argued that the supplemental damages are based on Samsung sales on its devices from July 1 to the final resolution in court. The jury’s damages, on the other hand, were from the period through June 30, 2012.

Apple’s requested enhancement was filed last Friday and was summarized FOSS Patents’ intellectual property expert Florian Mueller. The company also believes that the payout should have an increase because of Samsung’s conduct. This includes sanctions given to the company for litigation-related conduct.

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