Apple requests Samsung patent retrial over claim for billions, not millions

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In information that will have tech fans everywhere grabbing the cyanide pills, Apple has decided was not provided due damages in its most recent legal battle with Samsung and really wants a retrial.

Earlier in May a California judge granted Apple $119m (around ₤ 70.7 m, AU$ 129m) after concurring its Oriental giant had actually infringed on two of its patents.

Good information for Apple right? Well no. It wanted even more than twenty times that figure, having set out to acquire $2.2 billion (around ₤ 1.3 bn, AU$ 2.4 bn) from the case.

So, Cupertino’s lawyers are pulling themselves from the corner to go one more round, and this time they are requesting for $3.2 billion (about ₤ 1.9 bn, AU$ 3.46) plus another few million in interest payments.

Deliberate strategy

In it’s demand to the court for a retrial Apple alleges it’s actually not been effectively compensated for Samsung’s deliberate efforts to copy the disputed ‘click to call’ and ‘slide to unlock’ functions.

In its declaring Apple composed that Samsung’s internal development documents ‘mirrored its purposeful method of copying hundreds of software application features from the iPhone, including Apple’s patented ‘slide to unlock.’

On May 17th Apple and Google reached an accord, deciding to end all patent litigation versus one another. However, Apple explained there was no chance of it dropping its problems against Samsung. Here’s the first proof of that vow.