Apple Seeks $180 Million More From Samsung in Patent Dispute

  • Iphone maker wants supplemental damages for infringement
  • Samsung is asking Supreme Court to overturn Apple's victory

Apple Inc. asked a U.S. judge to award it about $180 million more in its long-running smartphone patent war with Samsung Electronics Co.

The request follows a $548 million judgment that the Korean handset maker paid this month. Two weeks later, Samsung asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the bulk of the award in what would be the court’s first case involving design patents in 120 years.

The additional $180 million is based on 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. Apple says it’s owed supplemental damages for continued infringement, plus interest, according to a court filing Wednesday.

Danielle Meister Cohen, a spokeswoman for Samsung, didn’t immediately respond after regular business hours to an e-mail seeking comment on Apple’s filing.

Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to consider the scope of design patents and how damages are calculated in such cases. The company is challenging an appeals court ruling that Samsung had infringed the design patents and that the law entitles Apple to a cut of Samsung’s total profits from smartphones that used patented designs.

The case is Apple v. Samsung, 11-1846, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).

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