The request comes less than two weeks after Samsung eventually consented to pay Apple $548 million in compliance together with the first verdict. But now Apple says it’s owed additional money for supplementary and interest damages linked to five phone versions sold after 2012, when Samsung was found guilty of infringing Apple’s patents.
The motion was filed by Apple in a US District Court. It’s not clear which Samsung mobiles Apple is seeking damages for because a majority of the records are sealed from public screening at this time. The filing was first seen today by patent specialist Florian Mueller, who has been following the intricacies of the case on his site FOSS Patents.
An appeals court ruled that Apple couldn’t legally trademark the appearance of the iPhone in May of this year, leaving Samsung. A complicated net of appeals means the case remains tied up in court, although both businesses last year agreed to drop litigation outside of the US.
The patent dispute may be entering an even more contentious stage although cash has begun changing hands. Samsung maintains the 2012 verdict was wrong, and it’s requested the US Supreme Court help remedy the nation’s patent system along the way and to review the evidence. In the event the Supreme Court picks up the case, it could drive a retrial and may possibly reshape how design patent cases are handled in the foreseeable future.