You know what's cooler than a billion dollars in damages from your rival? An additional $US707 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 US sales ban.
The $US707 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]