Apple Urges Court to Make Samsung Pay $180M More in Damages
Earlier this month, Samsung paid Apple $548 million for being found guilty of infringing the patents and designs of the iPhone. Today however, Apple has filed another request asking a U.S. court to make its biggest smartphone rival pay $180 million more in damages and interest, Reuters is reporting. Apple says that these further damages relate to five Samsung devices that infringed its patents and were sold after a 2012 jury verdict finding Samsung liable in the dispute.
“In court papers filed on Wednesday, Apple Inc said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd owes nearly $180 million in supplemental damages and interest. Representatives for Samsung and Apple could not immediately be reached for comment”.
Meanwhile, Samsung has also appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company said that Apple was compensated far more than it deserved for patents on designs of the iPhone’s front face, bezel and application icons. The high court must first decide whether or not to accept the case for review.
The long-running dispute dates back to 2011, when Apple sued Samsung alleging the company violated its patents and copied the look of the iPhone.