Apple has asked the judge in its U.S. patent case with Samsung to raise the US$1 billion damage award assigned by a jury last month by $707 million, while Samsung asked the judge to reduce it greatly and order a new trial, reports “The Wall Street Journal” (http://macte.ch/UWv8B).
Attorneys for the two companies made the requests in motions for final judgment that were filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California. A jury there on Aug. 24 ruled that Samsung violated six Apple patents on smartphones and tablet computers.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.