Instead of the initial $1.05 billion awarded.
Apparently, Apple now is planning to ask for $3 billion in damages from Samsung, even though a jury recommended $1.05 billion last month.
As you may know, last month Apple was declared victorious in the 'patent trial of the century' against Samsung and the Korean giant was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages.
Now, however, it seems Apple wants A LOT more than that. According to "multiple legal sources" for 'The Korea Times', the company is planning to ask US Federal Judge Lucy Koh for $3 billion in damages from Samsung.
If Apple does ask for $3 billion, it will be the largest amount ever demanded for violation of technology patents.
We will know for sure this Friday, when a hearing between the two corporations take place and in which both parties are expected to ask Judge Koh to overturn portions of the jury's verdict.
If they really ask for that, let's hope the judge ask them first if they are still 'smoking crack'.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Figure would greatly exceed jury's recommended damages (via) Electronista
NEWS SOURCE #2: News Tech 2012 09 #120358 (via) KoreaTimes
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