“Apple Inc. awaits a judge’s decision on its request for additional damages against Samsung Electronics Co. for patent infringement,” Karen Gullo and Joel Rosenblatt report for Bloomberg News.
“The jury said Aug. 24 at the end of a trial that Samsung should pay $1.05 billion. Apple asked Koh to increase the damages by $536 million, while Samsung says they should be reduced by more than $600 million. Koh, who held a hearing on the matter Dec. 6, has yet to issue a ruling,” Gullo and Rosenblatt report. “Newer smartphones made by both companies, including Samsung’s Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5, already have been added to a related lawsuit in which Apple and Samsung accuse each other of copying products. That case is also before Koh and is scheduled for trial in 2014.”
Gullo and Rosenblatt report, “The patent disputes began when Samsung released its Galaxy smartphones in 2010. Apple’s Jobs, who died Oct. 5, 2011, initiated contact with Samsung over his concerns that the Galaxy phones copied the iPhone, according to testimony from the trial in August. Jobs later vowed to wage ‘thermonuclear war’ to prove that phones running on Google Inc.’s Android operating system copy the iPhone. Samsung devices use Android.”
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