The Straits Times
Published on Sep 22, 2012

Apple seeks US Samsung sales ban, $866m more in damages


SEOUL (REUTERS) - Apple has asked for a court order for a permanent United States (US) sales ban on Samsung Electronics products alleged to have violated its patents along with additional damages of US$707 million (S$866 million) on top of the billion-dollar verdict won by the iPhone maker last month.

Samsung has responded by asking for a new trial.

The world's top two smartphone makers are locked in patent battles in 10 countries as they vie for top spot in the lucrative, fast-growing market.

Apple scored a legal victory over Samsung in late August when a US jury found that the Korean firm had copied critical features of the iPhone and awarded the US firm $1.05 billion in damages.