Apple asks the Supreme Court to rule in its favor regarding computation of damages awarded by a jury
Of that $548 million, $399 million is related to design patents that the jury said Samsung had infringed on. Apple's brief says that Samsung has not produced enough evidence to prove that damages awarded on a design patent infringement should be based on just one component, instead of the whole product. Apple's position would allow the jury to consider the total sales produced by a device in computing the damages owed to the plaintiff, even if only one component was found to have infringed on the patent. Samsung, of course, disagrees.
In its filing, Apple says that the Supreme Court has no reason to send the case back to a lower court for further action. Last month, the Department of Justice suggested that the Supreme Court remand the case back to District Court to see if a new trial is warranted.