The battle is on again, and if you had thought that Apple’s victory over Samsung last month winning $1.05 billion in damages was the end of the story, you were mistaken. However, this time around, the battle may have a different ending as, in response to Apple’s further demand of a U.S. sales ban on Samsung, and another $707 million in damages – Samsung wants a new trial of all issues.
In its court filing, Samsung stated that in the earlier trial Samsung did not receive fair opportunities to present its case. Samsung 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.”
On Friday, Apple had filed a claim for a further $400 million for design infringement by Samsung, another $135 million for willful infringement of Apple’s utility patents, and $121 million in supplemental damages for product sales not covered in the jury deliberations and $50 million of prejudgment interest on damages through December 31.
However, the requests, which totaled to $707 million in damages along with an injunction covering “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.”
However, Samsung took the opportunity to request a new trial in light of such a wide-ranging ban of Samsung’s product in the U.S. and in its filing submitted that “the Court grant a new trial enabling adequate time and even-handed treatment of the parties.”
In a separate statement Samsung also stated, “It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners…”
On its side, Apple said it wanted the court to award damages that reflect “a rational and fair effort to address Samsung’s willful misconduct that has and will impose lasting harm on Apple.”
According to submissions, both parties seem to be victims of system and situations…