Apple wants to squeeze another $707 million from Samsung

Apple wants to squeeze another $707 million from Samsung
While rumors circulated last week that Apple was going to ask Judge Lucy Koh to triple the $1.05 billion in damages that a jury awarded Apple from Samsung, the actual additional amount that Apple has filed for turns out to be $707 million. The additional money covers enhancements, supplemental damages and prejudgment interest and brings the total amount of the award to $1.756 billion. Additional awards could take the amount to $1.91 billion or more.

Apple expects part of the extra $707 million to cover Samsung's conduct during the trial in which the Korean manufacturer had been sanctioned several times by Judge Koh for "litigation-related" conduct. Some of the additional funds covers sales made by Samsung of the devices that were found by the jury to infringe on Apple's patents, between July 1st and when the final ruling is made in the courtroom. And  the total could go higher if any of Apple's Rule 50 post-verdict motion results in the judge finding additional liability on Samsung's part.

The filing also requests a permanent injunction be placed on a large number of Samsung devices. The list includes the Samsung Captivate, Samsung Continuum, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Exhibit 4G, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Prevail, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T), Samsung Galaxy S II (i9000), Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Wi-fi), Samsung Gem, Samsung Indulge, Samsung Infuse, Samsung Mesmerize, Samsung Nexus S 4G, Samsung Replenish, Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Mobile), Samsung Transform, Samsung Galaxy S Showcase, Samsung Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch), and the Samsung Galaxy S II (Skyrocket)".

Even more potentially scary to Samsung, Apple has asked for a injunction that would cover "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". In other words, Apple is gunning for the Samsung Galaxy S III, perhaps the one device in Sammy's arsenal that gives Tim Cook sleepless nights.
source: FOSSPatents via AppleInsider

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