There seems to be no end in sight in the patent war between Apple and Samsung as the Cupertino are claiming for $2.5 billion in damages for patents that have been infringed by the Korean manufacturer.
In a court filing made on Tuesday, Apple want "substantial monetary damages" from Samsung, who are insisting that they are copying their products. It is not just money that Apple are seeking as they have apply for a permanent injunction to stop from infringing on their patents or designs.
Apple has estimated it has lost in the region of $500 million dollars in profit and could be more when including royalty damages. As soon as Apple submitted this court filing, Samsung counter claimed and said that Apple was trying to stifle legitimate competition and limit consumer choice to maintain its historically exorbitant profits."
Samsung went onto to say Apple should pay Samsung for its own patents because "without which Apple could not have become a successful participant in the mobile telecommunications industry."
Apple and Samsung are set to go head-to-head at a trial heading U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, which starts on July 30th.
Published on Wednesday 25 July 2012 @ 09:23:12 by ANDYW