Apple’s team of lawyers never seems to rest, constantly swimming the legal seas in search of new prey. Apple has already received a verdict for legal damages to the tune of $1 billion, but Apple would like some more, please.
Apple Inc. asked the judge in its U.S. patent case with Samsung Electronics Co. to raise the $1 billion damage award assigned by a jury last month by $707 million, while Samsung asked the judge to reduce it greatly and order a new trial.
Attorneys for the two companies made the requests in motions for final judgment that were filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif.
In addition to it’s request for additional damages, Apple also asked for a permanent ban on the U.S. sale of 26 Samsung smartphones and tablets. (Even though most of the devices are older models.)
On the other side, Samsung has asked that the damages be greatly reduced, citing instances where it thought the jury “improperly assigned damages” for Apple’s lost profits due to patent infringement. If the judge gives Samsung what it wants, the damages would drop down to around $35 million.
It’s clear this thing has a long way to go, sharks never sleep, and lawyers never stop filing motions. The two sides meet in court again on December 6th.