Apple was recently awarded damages of $1.05 billion when it won its patent case against Samsung in the US, although according to a recent report Apple is seeking higher damages from Samsung.
According to the Korea Times, Apple’s legal team will be asking US Federal Judge Lucy Koh to increase the damages from the original $1 billion that Apple were awarded in the trial.
Apple are apparently seeking damages from Samsung in the region of $3 billion US dollars, which is three times what they were originally awarded by the court.
The finding of what legal officials say is “willful infringement’’ enables Apple to seek triple the damages awarded.
“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,’’ one senior legal executive, who asked to be quoted as a “reliable source.’’
Whether or not the court will decide to increase the damages that Samsung has to pay Apple remains to be seen.
Source Korea Times
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