While Apple won a $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung recently, neither is fully satisfied with the results. Samsung wants a new trial and Apple, for its part, is seeking an additional $707 million in damages and interest.
“Samsung made a calculated business decision to copy the industrial designs, graphical user interfaces, and touchscreen navigation technology of the iPhone and iPad,” Apple lawyers wrote in court papers, arguing for the additional damages. “Samsung has reaped extraordinary rewards from its wrongful sale of iPhone and iPad clones by taking market share, revenues, and profits from Apple.”
Apple contends that the “massive damage to the iPhone’s distinctive product identity caused by Samsung’s sale of millions of iPhone clones is irreversible.”
Samsung’s council argued that the jury’s verdict was unreasonable and unsupported by the testimony and evidence. The company’s lawyers also said that the judge’s strict constraints on the number of witnesses and testimony time deprived it of a fair trial.
“The Court’s constraints on trial time, witnesses and exhibits were unprecedented for a patent case of this complexity and magnitude, and prevented Samsung from presenting a full and fair case in response to Apple’s many claims,” the company’s lawyer wrote in court documents.