Apple seeks U.S. Samsung sales ban, additional $707 million in damages

  • Apple has asked for a court order for a permanent U.S. sales ban on Samsung products alleged to have infringed its patents.

    In addition, the iPhone maker is seeking additional damages of $707 million on top of a billion-dollar verdict it was awarded last month.

    Samsung has responded by asking for a new trial.

    The world's top two smartphone makers have waged legal battle in courtrooms across some 10 countries in a bid to dominate the lucrative smartphone industry.

    Last month, Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages after a U.S. jury found the South Korean firm had copied key features of the iPhone.

    In a motion filed on Friday, Apple sought a further $400 million in damages for design violations by Samsung, $135 million for willful infringement of its utility patents, $121 million in supplemental damages based on Samsung's product sales not covered in the jury's deliberation and $50 million of prejudgment interest on damages through December 31.