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Apple seeks a permanent ban on the Samsung Galaxy S3

Also asks for $707m more in damages
Mon Sep 24 2012, 09:41
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GADGET DESIGNER Apple is seeking a permanent ban on the Samsung Galaxy S3, and is asking for $707m more in damages from the Korean company.

Reuters reports that Apple is not happy with the $1bn in damages it was awarded back in August, and is therefore looking to get an additional $707m from its rival Samsung. According to the report Apple is seeking a further $400m for design infringement, $135m for willful infringement, $121m in supplemental damages and $50m in prejudgment interest.

Apple said it wanted the court to award it damages that reflect "a rational and fair effort to address Samsung's willful misconduct that has and will impose lasting harm on Apple".

That's not the only bad news facing Samsung, as Apple is also looking to get a permanent US sales ban on the products that were found to have infringed its patents. These devices include the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone.

Samsung understandably isn't very pleased with the news and has asked the court for a new trial to be held. It said, "The Court's constraints on trial time, witnesses and exhibits were unprecedented for a patent case of this complexity and magnitude, and prevented Samsung from presenting a full and fair case in response to Apple's many claims."

"Samsung therefore respectfully requests that the Court grant a new trial enabling adequate time and even-handed treatment of the parties."

However, things could soon start to get better for the Korean phone maker, as it is seeking to ban Apple's recently released Iphone 5 smartphone. According to a report from last week, Samsung is looking to ban the new Iphone for using its 4G LTE technologies.

Samsung said, "Apple continues to take aggressive legal measures that will limit market competition. Under these circumstances, we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights."

Neither Apple nor Samsung were available for comment at the time of publication. µ


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