We already told you that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently won the patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94). We also told you that the world’s most valuable company has to make a final decision, as to what action they will take against the South Korean technology company. It’s reported that they will have their lawyers will ask the United State Federal Judge, Lucy Koh, to urge Samsung to pay up to $3 billion lost in damages, reports Korea Times.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will get a chance to argue their case during a hearing this upcoming Friday. If it’s true that they intend to seek $3 billion from Samsung, they will have to rely on the jury’s decision, which found Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) guilty of “willful infringement” regarding five of the six patents.
One senior legal executive explained to the Korean Times, “”By using that condition, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has decided to request the judge to order Samsung to pay more than $3 billion in the hearing on the San Jose verdict on Sept. 21 in California.”
The original verdict, which was made on August 24, favored Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), as they were awarded $1.05 billion in damages. But that was just the beginning. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) asked Koh if they could overturn the three-month-old tablet ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States, but their request was denied when Koh claimed a lack of jurisdiction.
The sales ban on the specific Galaxy tablet was originally banned in June, then a stipulation was added that the ban could be reversed, if it was found that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s patents from D’889 tablet design. Unfortunately, for Samsung, they did find patent infringements last month. Samsung argued in hopes to remove the ban.
It’s not looking good for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94). Maybe it would be easier if they would just admit that they did infringe on select Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patents and pay up the requested amount, but I doubt that will ever happen.