Earlier this month Samsung shelled out $548 million to Apple for infringing on patents and designs of the iPhone. Now Apple has asked a U.S. court to force Samsung to cough up an additional $180 million.
Apple claims it arrived at the $180 million figure following “a product-by-product calculation for five devices Samsung sold after a federal court jury in San Jose, California, found in August 2012 that the Galaxy maker had infringed Apple patents,” reports Bloomberg Business.
According to a court filing last week, Apple says it’s owed supplemental damages for continued infringement, plus interest.
And so another chapter opens in the ongoing patent war between Apple and Samsung, which started back in 2011 when Apple sued its biggest rival for violating patents and copying the design of the iPhone.
Though Apple asked for $2.5 billion in damages, the suit eventually led to the 2012 verdict that ordered Samsung to pay $930 million, a figure that was eventually reduced by an appeals court –a figure of $548 million was paid by Samsung on December 14th of this year.
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The docket for San Jose federal court has Apple and Samsung scheduled to meet again in March over remaining damages related to that appeals court decision.
Samsung has also appealed its case to the U.S. Supreme Court saying that Apple was compensated more than deserved for design infringements related to the iPhone’s front face, bezel and application icons.
The high court as yet has not decided whether or not to accept the case for review.