Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Apple wants $3B in damages from Samsung

Apple is looking to triple the $1 billion in damages awarded to it in the recent patent-infringement case against Samsung, says the Korea Times.

Attorneys for Apple plan to ask U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to order Samsung to pay $3 billion after losing the recent patent suit between the two companies, reports the Korea Times. A hearing is set for Friday in which Apple will argue its case.
In seeking triple the amount in damages, Apple would likely rely on a jury decision that found Samsung guilty of "willfull infringement" on five of the six patents in question. This decision meant the jury felt that Samsung knowingly violated Apple's patents.
"By using that 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," a legal source told the Korea Times.

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