Apple Wants $707 Million More of Samsung's Money Over Patent Infringement

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You know what's cooler than a billion dollars in damages from your rival? An additional $707 million, at least that's what Apple's thinking. Yesterday, Apple filed a motion not only for the additional damages from Samsung, but also for a permanent U.S. sales ban.

The $707 million figure is made up of additional damages for infringing on both design and utility patents, as well as some interest, and the sales ban aims 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." In other words, as many Samsung handsets as possible.

Samsung's response to the new, multi-million dollar motion has been to ask for a new trial, claiming that the last time around, time constraints "prevented Samsung from presenting a full and fair case in response to Apple's many claims." And who could blame them for asking? When there's this kind of money at stake, you're going to want all the time in the world to argue your side. It just goes to show this patent feud is far from over, and the stakes are still pretty high. [Reuters]


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It's pretty crazy how everyone blames Apple for all this nonsense. Apple is only trying to make sure that people don't profit from their patents.

The fact that those things get patented is not the fault of Apple, but the fucking patent office, and the fact that Samsung lost a trial is the fault of judges and attorneys.

Everyone that puts forth an opinion on this whole matter should really stfu because your knowledge of legal proceedings is probably 0%.