Apple seeks permanent U.S. Samsung sales ban, $707 million more in damages

“Apple Inc has asked for a court order for a permanent U.S. sales ban on Samsung Electronics products alleged to have violated its patents along with additional damages of $707 million on top of the billion-dollar verdict won by the iPhone maker last month,” Miyoung Kim and Sung-won Shim report for Reuters.

“Samsung has responded by asking for a new trial,” Kim and Shim report. “Apple scored a legal victory over Samsung in late August when a U.S. jury found that the Korean firm had copied critical features of the iPhone and awarded the U.S. firm $1.05 billion in damages.”

Kim and Shim report, “In a motion filed late Friday U.S. time, Apple sought a further $400 million damage award for design infringement by Samsung; $135 million for willful infringement of its utility patents; $121 million in supplemental damages based on Samsung’s product sales not covered in the jury’s deliberation; and $50 million of prejudgment interest on damages through December 31. The requests together come to $707 million.”

‘Apple wants the injunction to cover “any of the infringing products or 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,'” Kim and Shim report. ‘Such a wide-ranging sales ban could result in the extension of the injunction to cover Samsung’s brand-new Galaxy S III smartphone.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]

22 Comments

    1. I was thinking the same thing. There was a trial and Samsung was found guilty. The finding was overwhelming and absolute. An allegation is something that has not yet been proven and this is no longer an allegation. It implies a tilt by the author that ignores reality.

    1. Yeah I only hope the post trial interviews with the jury foreman with patent experience don’t come back to haunt us and give Samsung any legal ground for a new trial. There have been other problems as discussed at the groklaw site too. How much of that has any legitimacy I don’t know.

  1. Even if Apple is not granted the injunction, this type of thing creates uncertainty for Samsung’s internal planning, parts suppliers, app developers, accessories developers, retailers who sell smartphones, investors, etc. 

    In other words, it will negatively impact Samsung sales and everything related to them.

  2. Legal grandstanding on both parts. This will amount to no more than a hill of beans for either party.

    For now Apple needs to keep their eyes on the quality factor sans Samsung.

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